Buhari in closed door meeting with Okorocha – Independent Observers

Buhari in closed door meeting with Okorocha

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By Danladi Al-Hassan

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday had a closed-door meeting with Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.

The meeting held in the president’s office at the State House presidential villa, Abuja.

Okorocha, who is the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum, is currently under suspension by the governing party.

In the run-up to the General Elections, he was involved in a tango with the leadership of the APC as he unsuccessfully tried to win the party’s Imo State Gubernatorial ticket for his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu.

Also, Okorocha, who ran and won a seat as the senator representing Imo West under the APC, is yet to receive his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC said the returning officer for the election declared Okorocha winner under duress.

Speaking to newsmen after the meeting with the President, Okorocha said he was in the Villa to invite the President to Imo to inaugurate some projects before the end of his tenure in the state.

He also revealed that he requested that the top leadership of the ninth National Assembly be zoned to the South-East region of the country, pointing out that the people of the South-East were important and should be treated as such.

 Okorocha in reacting to questions on the outcome of the2019 general elections in Imo State, the governor faulted the victory of the Governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), insisting that Ihediora did not win the election.

Howeever, he expressed confidence that the Independent National Elections Commission (INEC) would issue him his certificate of return.

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