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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Wednesday 4th January, 2017,  told members of his ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), during the APC stakeholders meeting held at the Imo State International Convention Centre, Owerri, not to give members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, his Christmas and New Year Gifts.

At the meeting attended by wards, local government, and state party executives, the governor gave them 18,500 bags of rice valued at N370 million and N37 million cash.
Okorocha said that each ward should collect 50 bags of rice valued at N1 million and N100, 000 cash.

He said the gesture was Christmas and New Year gifts for APC members in appreciation of their hard work and keeping faith with APC.

“We provided 18, 500 bags of rice and each ward out of 370 wards will go home with 50 bags worth N1 million and N100, 000 cash per ward.

“The rice and money should be shared among the members of APC alone, no traditional rulers nor Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members should partakes in the sharing,’’, he said.

Okorocha, who showered praises on APC members for keeping faith with the party in spite of months of suspension of financial funding of the party due to economic recession, assured the party executives that more cash would be pumped into the party activities henceforth.

“I recently released N20 million to each of the 27 local government areas which was shared through the (state development council) for the grading of rural roads in each ward and N400, 000 for the organizing of cultural carnival in Owerri last December.

“We are planning to renovate schools buildings, award contracts for the sewing of school uniforms and henceforth these projects must pass through party structures to empower our supporters’’, Okorocha said.

The governor announced that APC will soon commence membership registration exercise across the state with a target to capture at least 1.5 million members in the state.

Okorocha explained that the registration must be conducted before 370 ward executives members could come and carry 5o bags of their rice now heaped within the premises of Imo International Convention Centre, Owerri.

Some of the party men and women who spoke, commended Okorocha for his achievements especially in roads construction, free education, and urban renewal, but stressed the need for empowerment of APC supporters.

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