By Chuks Nwokeji

All Progressives Congress,( APC) has set every machinery in motion for massive membership drive in Imo State.

Imo State Governor Owelle Anayo Okorocha, disclosed the determination of the leadership of the party in the state to canvass and convert as many people as possible into its camp, during a meeting with the party members and members of State Development Council, held at Sam Mbakwe Executive Chambers ,Government House Owerri.

The state governor passionately appealed to his fellow Igbos and other ethnic nationalities resident in the state to endeavor to register in large numbers with the APC, during its ongoing nationwide registration of members.

Owelle Okorocha, explained that APC in Imo State is targeting to register  not less than One Million people into its fold, so as to strengthen the party and consolidate the support base of the APC  led federal government in Nigeria.

According to the governor, there is wisdom in joining APC which is the ruling party, he urged all Imo indigenes and by extension Igbos to join APC so that they can continue to attract dividends of democracy to their people.

Imo State Governor who is the also the Chairman of APC Governors` Forum, seized the opportunity to commend former Senate President Chief Ken Nnamani  and former Minister Chief Jim Nwobodo for their decision to defect from Peoples Democratic Party to All Progressives Congress.


Okorocha approves N2 billion for rehabilitation of oil communities

Imo State government has approved the sum of N2billion for rehabilitation of infrastructure in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta local councils of the state.

Governor Rochas Okorocha announced this when members of the State Amnesty Committee visited him at the Government House, Owerri, to brief him on the development in the area.

He disclosed that his administration would soon launch a programme tagged ‘’Recovery of Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta councils” where a state of emergency would be declared on infrastructure and job creation in the two oil producing councils.

Okorocha stressed that during the period, officials of government would relocate to the areas for 30 days to ensure quick completion of the mapped out projects.

According to him, the over 1,000 repentant youths would mount surveillance on oil pipelines to safeguard the facilities. He expressed optimism that the committee on amnesty chaired by his wife, Nkechi, had worked hard to produce a blue print for the development and restoration of normalcy in the areas.

Speaking earlier, the wife of the governor, said the committee had recommended the building of schools, health centres and recruitment of teachers and health workers in the areas.

On his part, the member representing Oguta constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Henry Ezediaro, said the initiative of the governor and template given to them assisted the committee in executing the mandate.

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