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"I cry every night because South-East may become slaves in Nigeria" – Okorocha

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Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha says he cries every night because if care is not taken, South-East may become slaves in Nigeria.

Okorocha claims the Yoruba people are currently occupying sensitive positions in the Federal Government.

He believes the South-East people are at a disadvantaged position ahead of the 2019 presidential election.


Speaking during a church service to mark the Easter Monday celebration at Okigwe Catholic diocese, the governor urged the Catholic Church bishops to keep sensitising their congregation of the need to go and obtain their voter cards.

Okorocha said “A particular scenario makes me cry; INEC’s data shows that South-South has nine million registered voters, North-Central, 12 million registered voters, North-East, 15 million registered voters, South-West, 14 million registered voters, North-West, 18 million registered voters, while South-East has just eight million registered voters.

“This situation makes me cry. I weep every night because of this development. This means that we have lost out before the 2019 election. If care is not taken, we will make ourselves slaves.

“My lord bishop, please tell our people to register. Our bishops must encourage Igbo people to register now. I have started shouting again, the same way I shouted in 2015.

“If Yoruba people can jettison tribal politics in 2015 to ensure that the APC won, Igbo people can do the same in 2019. Today, the Yoruba people are occupying sensitive positions in the Federal Government.”

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  1. OMOROGBE SOLOMON Reply

    THE SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS MESS , SO IS HIGH TIME YOU GUYS LOOK OUT FOR YOUR PEOPLE HAVE YOU EVER SEE THE NORTHERN GOVERNORS LEAVE THEIR PEOPLE BEHIND? NO THEY ALWAYS CARRY THEIR PEOPLE ALONG NOMATER HOW ROUGH THE ROAD OR SITUATION IS.

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