By Nick Chibunna
Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, last Tuesday said that there was nothing wrong in his son-in-law, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, taking over from him as the next governor of Imo State, come May next year.
The governor stated this while addressing Imo workers at the Heroes Square during the 2018 May Day celebration.
He said that Ugwumba Nwosu had all it takes to sustain all the programmes and policies of the present rescue mission government and enjoined all to support him.
The May Day address, which sounded like a political campaign, also listed states and countries, including Untied States of America where a particular zone and family members continue to produce and enthrone family members as leaders of their country.
According to Gov. Okorocha, Bill Clinton of USA was elected the president, while his wife Hillary served as a senator, and she also aspired to become president, adding that if she had won, the Clinton family would have continued to remain in power after Bill Clinton.
He reeled out what he described as his land mark achievements in the past seven years, which included his free education and urban renewal programmes, which he trusts Ugwumba Nwosu would uphold after him.
He said that Imo people would suffer if they made the mistake of electing someone outside the present rescue mission government in 2019.
Owelle Okorocha, who thanked Imo workers for their patience and perseverance, said that his administration would be ready to implement the N66,500 minimum wage if it is approved.
In response to request for a fair deal with Imo pensioners, many of who were said to be dying from hardship due to the non-payment or short-payment of pensions and other entitlements, Owelle Okorocha said that the pension bill in Imo State was over-bloated with strange allowances “including sleeping, lateness and other allowances”.
In an address presented by the organized Labour in the state, Labour stated that Imo pensioners till date were owned between 30 and 54 months of pension arrears.
By Nick Chibunna