Okorocha, wife rue daughter’s national board appointment
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, his wife, Nkechi, have taken a swipe at the Federal Government for appointing their second daughter, Mrs. Uju Rochas Anwuka, to a federal board without their fore-knowledge.
The first family described the gesture as suspicious and unfair, stressing that our “daughter and the entire family reject the appointment.’’
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, made available to The Guardian, Okorocha said the appointment of his daughter into the board of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, was not done ‘in good faith.’’
The governor said his daughter does not need the job and asked that the appointment be withdrawn.
‘’The attention of the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been drawn to the publication listing one of the daughters, Mrs. Uju Rochas Anwuka as a member of the Board of the Federal College of Education (Tech), Omoku.
‘’And it is important to swiftly state, with every sense of concern, that the governor had read about the appointment like every other Nigerian because he was never consulted or briefed on the appointment and that is why the whole thing looks suspicious,” the statement read.
It added that ‘’to the governor, the appointment was obviously not done in good faith (and) whoever was the brain behind the appointment did so out of unbridled mischief; the person would have had the courtesy of either informing the father or the mother.’’