Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has rejected the appointment of her second daughter, Uju Anwuka, by the Federal Government as a member of the Board of the Federal College of Education Technology, Omoku, Rivers State.
Okorocha announced the rejection on behalf of his daughter in a statement issued in Owerri, the state capital on Friday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
The governor alleged that the appointment was not done in good faith, describing it as “unbridled mischief.”
Okorocha claimed that he heard the appointment like every other Nigerian, alleging that nobody consulted him before announcing his daughter’s name as a board member of the federal institution.
The governor said that he, his daughter and his entire family rejected the appointment, adding that whoever was behind the “suspicious” appointment had an ulterior motive.
The statement partly read “To the governor, the appointment was obviously not done in good faith. Whoever was the brain behind the appointment did so out of unbridled mischief. Otherwise, the person behind the appointment would have had the courtesy of either informing the father or the mother.”
The statement further said, “The truth of the matter is that the governor’s daughter does not need the appointment.
“The governor has therefore asked whoever was behind the appointment to withdraw it since the daughter would not have needed the appointment, even if he (Okorocha) had not become governor.
“Indeed, the governor has the feeling that whoever was behind the appointment did it with something else at the back of his or her mind; otherwise, the person would have acted well by informing him or the mother or even the daughter herself. The daughter and the entire family reject the appointment.”
Okorocha’s daughter is married to the son of the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka.