|Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State|
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Governor Owelle Roshas Okorocha has joined those lambasting the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, which he belongs as the Governor of Imo State and doubles as Chairman of APC Governors' Forum; saying the party not managing its victory well.
Okorocha stated this during a media chat with newsmen in Owerri, the Imo State Capital on Sunday.
The governor who was economical of his opinion refused to expatiate further but said, “All Progressives Congress, APC, is a good party by all standards. But my regret is that we are not managing our victory very well.”
He, however, commented on President Muhammadu Buhari’s one year in office, saying: “I have no doubt in my mind that the old man (Buhari) will succeed. All I pleaded with Buhari to capture in the current fiscal year are in the budget. I want to assure Ndigbo that all that are due to us will definitely get to us.”
On workers’ salaries being owed in his state since February, Okorocha said he was very comfortable with the 70:30 ratio agreement with labour, adding, if workers refused their salaries, he would use it to carry out projects.
He also noted, that: “Pension and internally generated revenue, IGR, are serious problems for me. Only recently, I ordered all the Board of Internal Revenue officers to go on leave, but they have written to say it was unconstitutional to ask all officers to go on leave.”