Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo today hosted executives of All Progressives
Congress (APC) at wards, local governments and state levels and gave
them 18,500 bags of rice valued N370 million, in addition to N37
million, Vanguard reports.
Okorocha said during APC stakeholders meeting held at Imo State
International Convention, Owerri that each ward should collect 50 bags
of rice valued 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 the party.
“The rice and money should be shared among the members of APC alone, no
traditional rulers or Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members should
partake in the sharing’’, he said.
Okorocha, who showered praises on APC members for keeping faith with the
party in spite 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’s activities.
“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 organising
cultural carnival in Owerri in Dec. 2016, he added.