Okorocha's Former Aides Set For War Over Unpaid Entitlements
Former political appointees who served under Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha are set for war over the non payment of their entitlements and benefits.
Addressing a press conference in Owerri, the state capital, under the umbrella of Forum of Former Gov. Okorocha's Political Appointees (FOFOPA), its Coordinator, Chief Macdonald Amadi, a former Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, lamented that they are yet to get their entitlements; six months after they left office.
We are fighting for the overall welfare and entitlements of former political appointees who served under Gov. Rochas Okorocha's administration. We have not been paid Housing allowance, furniture allowance, transport allowance as most of us had no official cars, severance package, among others. Our objective is to use this Forum to foster unity and co-existence among its members as well as fight for our rights. Others include advancing the course of good governance in Imo state and also to advocate and promote genuine people-oriented programmes and policies in the state,” Amadi said.
He described FOFOPA as a formidable association with a strong voice to fight for the overall welfare of its members as well as partner effectively with the right stakeholders to ensure a better Imo.
The former appointees, however, expressed gratitude to the governor for founding them worthy to serve in his rescue mission administration, stressing that such rare opportunity exposed them to leadership and managerial experiences that which help drive their future career.
”With these well-thought-objectives, you will agree with me that FOFOPA is formidably and authoritatively entrenched with a very strong voice to legitimately pursue the rights, privileges and entitlements of our members.
We are equally committed to partnering with the right stakeholders towards ensuring a better Imo of our collective dream and aspiration,” Amadi added.
The Forum also announced the constitution of a three-man interim executive committee to superintend its affairs. They include Hon. Ebere Uzoukwa, former Senior Special Assistant on Media (Print) and Hon. Uche Ogbuagu former Special Assistant on Entertainment who are to serve as secretary and Public Relations Officer (PRO) respectively.