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IPOB: Okorocha describes agitation as child’s play

…donates N10M to Benue flood victims
Imo State Governor and Chairman of Progressive Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha has described the agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, for a sovereign republic in the South-East as a child’s play.
This is even as he said that no reasonable Igbo man was backing the agitation.
Okorocha was speaking yesterday after leading a delegation of the forum on a visit to internally displaced persons, IDPs, and victims of the recent Benue flood disaster in Benue State.
His words: “I have always said that IPOB is an agitation group, but the captioning is bad when you talk of sovereignty within a sovereign nation and also talking of secession.
“Let me assure you that no Igbo person or man is in support of secession and people must see this as a childish act. We must stand up to address it before it becomes a national problem.
“As for us leaders in that area, it will be insane for anyone to think that the IPOB leader will ask us to follow him to seek secession.
“So Nigerians must learn to address it specifically. If you are addressing IPOB you should be specific and not to address it as if it is an Igbo affair.”
Okorocha, who personally donated N10 million to the victims, also sympathised with Benue State over the disaster, stressing that his team was on a fact-finding mission to pave way for a visit of the entire All Progressives Congress, APC, governors in the country.

Urban Renewal: Nwosu commends Okorocha over decongestion of Douglas Road

The Chief of Staff, Imo State Government House, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu has commended the State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha for decongesting Douglas road, in line with his urban renewal programme.
Briefing Newsmen shortly after his arrival from an overseas trip, Nwosu said that the decongestion of Douglas and relocation of the Ekeukwu Market was long over-due. He made it clear that it takes a visionary leader with courage and welfare of his subjects at heart to do that. He noted that Amawusa and Ekeukwu Market located along Douglas road have long constituted a security threat to the state while projecting it in a very bad light.
According to the Chief of Staff, no day passes without multiple reports of nefarious activities of miscreants who operate in the area and sometimes go scot-free through the multiple escape routes within the area.
The Ugwumba lauded the Governor for exhibiting qualities that distinguishes him as an exceptional leader who feels the heartbeat of his people.
He said, by action, the Governor has saved the state and its inhabitants from the dangers posed to their security by the activities that go on in the area, adding that Imolites and other residents can now heave a sigh of relief as the activities of touts, pick pockets, cultists, fraudsters, armed robbers, illegal tax collectors and other vices in the area have now been brought to a halt.
Meanwhile, Ugwumba has expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident of a 10 year old boy who was said to have been gunned down by a stray bullet as a result of some miscreants who attacked security men on duty with sophisticated weapons.
He urged the parents to take heart and take solace in the Lord even as he disclosed that the state government has intensified effort to unravel the mystery behind his death and take appropriate actions.
The Chief of Staff advised those who may have been negatively affected by the exercise to remain calm and take it in good faith as it would later turn out to be in their favour. He said that the responsive government is perfecting plans to cushion the effect on them.

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