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Friday 21 August 2015

Mallam Okorocha bars former speaker as angry civil servants block govt house

Information reaching indicate that Imo State government may not be having the best of times – as angry civil servants are said to have taken to the streets to protest unpaid salaries numbering up to eight [8] months in arrears.

Today, a group of protesters under the auspices of Imo Security Network took to the government house to protest the continued neglect by the Okorocha administration over the lingering salary situation.  Available information indicates that the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha who had taken to a series of endless foreign trips – was not in the State to address the protesters who consisted of high profile personalities. The protesters included reverend fathers and traditional rulers who had come to lend their plea to the anguish of the civil servants.
Among the list of sympathizers, as suspected by the Okorocha administration, is the former speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Uwajumogu. In a swift retributive reaction, Rochas Okorocha was quick to give an order barring the former speaker from entering the government house.

A competent source told that the government had told his close associates that there will soon be sufficient financial resources to offset the wage bill – when he returns and settles from his foreign trips. The governor has spent over 80% of his second term overseas traversing for his private business interests. Informed sources believe the governor may have looted the funds of the state and stashed them away in foreign accounts in anticipation he does not return for a second tenure.

Meanwhile, in a related development, workers at the Imo state house of assembly took to action today. They chose to display their dissatisfaction with the Okorocha administration. While the lawmakers where seated at the chambers readying to delve into the day’s activities, the workers shut the lights and power supply to the chamber – causing the speaker to adjourn the seating to another date. And as the lawmakers rose to leave the chambers, the worker returned the power to the chambers. The lawmaker continued their exit out of the chambers – to return on the adjourned date.

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