– AS GOVERNOR OKOROCHA EXPLAINS WHY OPPONENTS MISINTERPRET HIS FIRM BELIEF IN THE NATION’S UNITY AND CALL HIM “OKOROAWUSA”
– WHILE THE ONI SAYS THEY ARE IN OWERRI TO MAKE A STATEMENT THAT NIGERIA IS GREATER THAN ALL OF US
– SAYS GOVERNOR OKOROCHA HAS DONE WELL IN EIGHT YEARS
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammed Saidi Abubakar, Oni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Emiton Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty Prof. Alfred Achebe, Obong of Calabar, His Eminence Ediden Ekpo Okon Abasi, Etsu of Nupe, HRH Alhaji Valiya Abubakar, and other eminent Traditional Rulers across the nation meet in Owerri, Imo State Capital for post-election peace Summit on the platform of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria.
The traditional rulers who arrived Owerri for the august Summit fixed for Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Palatial Eze Imo’s Palace Owerri had paid Courtesy Call on Governor Rochas Okorocha at the Government House Owerri, with the governor explaining why his opponents always misinterpret his firm belief in the Unity of the Country and call him “OkoroAwusa”.
The governor explained that he has always believed in the unity and indivisibility of this great nation especially when he recalls that he was born Igbo, brought up by the North and empowered by the West, adding that he has every reason to believe in the Country and her Unity.
The governor appealed to Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of nationhood because when that happens other parts of the Country would not be seeing the insurgency in the North as the problem of the North or the militancy in the Niger Delta as the problem of South-South or kidnapping in the South-East as the problem of the South-East people.
The Oni of Ife who spoke on behalf of the eminent traditional rulers said “We are here as traditional rulers under the umbrella of National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria. What we are known for is to foster unity and peaceful co-existence across the entire country, Nigeria.