IMO STATE GOVERNMENT

PRESS RELEASE

rochas ok.

In an effort to promote peace and unity, the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has approved political parties in the state to use and enjoy all government facilities for their political rallies and campaign.

Governor Rochas Okorocha in a press briefing at the Government House disclosed that days of political bickering and bitterness is over in the state, pointing out that things that promote progress in the state should be promoted by all for the state to move forward.

The state governor who maintained that his administration will provide a level play ground for all aspirants irrespective of political affiliation, said ?nobody will be stopped from carrying out his constitutional right on campaign.?  He however banned the litering of the state capital with posters as he enjoined politicians to make use of bill boards positioned at approved places and to play politics by the rules.

Owelle Okorocha revealed that All Progressive Congress will embark on candidate assessment programme by the communities, which he called an innovation in democratic structure of the state to empower the grass root in determining their political leaders, as well as eliminate politicians with criminal records. He advised APC aspirants to take note and obtain their approvals from their communities, and necessary authorities before the party will endorse them.

The rescue governor assured APC aspirants of free play ground void of god-fatherism.  He announced that traditional rulers in the state are free to receive any aspirant in their palace, irrespective of party affiliation, while he disapproved of the gathering of traditional together for political campaigns.

Akutah Peace

For: SSA ,Media

9th June, 2014

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