APC ‘ll take over Anambra next year – Okorocha

All may not be well between Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and his An­ambra State counterpart, Governor Willie Obiano as the former, yesterday openly declared that his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take over governance from the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2017 Anambra State Gov­ernorship election.
Governor Okorocha made the assertion while speaking with Journalists in Imo State at his Spibat residence in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
According to Okorocha “APC will win Anambra Governorship election in 2017, the state needs APC to grow and by the grace of God we shall win it. We won in Edo and Ondo States, we will win Anam­bra also”.
He disclosed that the challenge of the party was to get the best candidate out of the lot angling for the post.
Speaking on the pay­ment of pension arrears in Imo State, Governor Okorocha said by Satur­day, December 17, 2016, all arrears will be cleared, saying “we have rolled out N9 billion to settle all pension issues dating to December 2016. We are paying all pension claims either founded or un­founded; real or unreal; we are paying them all off by Saturday this week”.
He disclosed that from January 2017, the state will commence a new pension scheme that will incorporate all the pen­sioners to avoid another payment backlog as cur­rently witnessed.
According to him, pen­sioners who retired on grade 1 to 6 will collect 100 per cent while those who retired from grade level 7 to 17 will be nego­tiated.
However, the State chapter of the Nigeri­an Union of Pensioners (NUP) have rejected the purported 40 per cent payment of their arrears, refusing to forgo the re­maining 60 per cent.


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