Okorocha Defends Buhari’s Appointments

Rochas Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha

Reacting to the barrage of criticisms that have followed recent appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said his focus is more on development projects that would come to the South East and not individual appointments.
“In fact, if you ask me, I would say we should be more interested in the projects coming down to the South-East, and as much as we can get. The projects will bring about development of the Southeast. There is no cause for alarm,” the governor said.
He added that, “It is too early in the day to begin to judge Buhari’s intention. I think he means well. Let us give him a chance. Nigeria is one nation. A nation for all of us. We must start thinking about the nation rather than thinking about sentiment of where we come from.”
As far as Okorocha is concerned, the President has the right to appoint anyone from any part of the federation.
Most of the appointments the President has so far made are like his personal staff. I don’t think South-East will ever be forgotten in this administration, we will get our due. He has the right to make appointments that would make him succeed and nobody should dictate for him who he should appoint or who he should not appoint,” Okorocha said.
He however added that “what I can only do is to continue to appeal to the President to consider the Southeast in his appointments. And as far as I am concerned, the President had executed what the office empowers him to do, and it is believed that he did that in the best interest of the nation.”

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1 comment
  • Ayodeji Adeyemi

    Who else would he defend.