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GOV. ROCHAS OKOROCHA TALKS ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH MADUMERE + WHY I MADE HIM MY DEPUTY

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It’s indeed a season of impeachment. From Adamawa to Nassarawa and so on. The game of impeachment seems to have snowballed to Abakaliki and Enugu. First to go was former Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State. The fate of Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nassarawa, in spite of what has happened so far, still hangs precariously in the balance. While the Deputy Governor of Enugu and Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly still don’t know what their own fate will be. However, while the mighty keeps falling, it is refreshing that the reverse is the case in Imo State where Governor Rochas Okorocha has openly passed a vote of confidence on his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere. Indeed, the amiable Imo State chief executive shamed those who had been speculating about a possible crack in his relationship with Madumere by commending and asking those who aspire to leadership to take a cue from his deputy. Interestingly, Madumere was absent on this August occasion as he was said to be away in Abuja on state matters. But that did not bar his boss from speaking the truth and indirectly lambasting some of those wishing that the Deputy Governor would fall out of favour with him. The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, urged politicians, especially the leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Imo youths, to emulate the footsteps and political life style of his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere. The Governor made the call while addressing the people of Oguta and a group operating under the aegis of Rochas Youth Alliance at the Government House, Owerri. He made it clear that Madumere has faithfully followed him for many years. Describing Madumere as his beloved son in whom he is well pleased, he recalled the days that the Deputy Governor suffered with him through thick and thin; sometimes taking risks that even some of those claiming to be disciples of Rochas today are unable to take. “Prince Madumere has been with me for years. If I lost election, everybody around me would run, but Prince Madumere would stay back. Prince Madumere really believed God that one day I, Rochas Okorocha, will make it in politics. Today, everything has materialized. Madumere, I salute you. I could recall in 2003 Presidential elections. I did my best and invested heavily to represent my people in their bid to produce a President. Because of injustice and other misnomer that go with Nigeria’s politics, I lost. Everybody deserted me and even made away with all entrusted to them. The only person who remained was no other person than Prince Eze Madumere who persevered, not minding what people were saying”. He added that it was the rare exercise of perseverance that launched Prince Madumere where he is today. He therefore urged all political appointees to emulate these gestures to enable them perform effectively in their different areas of endeavours. He also frowned at the nonchalant attitude of some of the politicians around him who believe so much in the primitive accumulation of wealth and when they don’t receive anything as per political appointment from the state government, they will start criticizing the government they claim to belong to. “I believe so much in Prince Madumere because I have tested him and he has not failed, so I want people around me to behave like him in there own interest.” Owelle Okorocha who described Prince Madumere as a good follower equally advised the youths to always emulate the leadership style of Madumere to enable them become good ambassadors of the nation.

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