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Handover peacefully to Ihedioha, kinsmen advise Okorocha


Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ideato South Council Area of Imo State and kinsmen of incumbent governor, Rochas Okorocha have advised him to ensure peaceful handover to incoming Governor Emeka Ihedioha come May 29.

They equally urged Okorocha to stop forthwith the alleged acts of looting of government properties and to be mindful of his cronies’ actions and inactions that may bring disrepute to the people’s collective integrity.

The kinsmen warned the governor’s aides and agents to stop acting in manners capable of truncating efforts aimed at ensuring successful transition in the state. 

This was contained in a communiqué reached after the party chieftains’ meeting in Owerri, yesterday, and signed by Tony Mbaegwu, the LGA party Chairman.

The communiqué partly read: “We wish to most unequivocally stand against any/all clandestine and obvious machinations geared towards truncating the smooth transition process that Ndi-Imo are eagerly anticipating come May 29. 

“We appreciate the fact that Ndi-Imo gave our son and brother, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha the opportunity to preside over the state’s affairs unhindered. As such, it’s incumbent on him to likewise appreciate and reciprocate such good gesture by not constituting any breach in the process culminating in the peaceful handover to another duly elected…”

It would be recalled that faction of the state’s PDP members in the Joint Transition Committee raised alarm over what they described as insincerity on the part of Okorocha’s team towards successful handover ceremony.In a statement signed by the Committee’s spokesperson, Emeka Omeihe, the group said there was no sign indicating that Okorocha meant his words of ensuring peaceful and hitch-free transition of power. 


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