Wednesday 29 May 2013
Igbos Will Regain Relevance With APC- Okorocha …Says Amaechi Won NGF Election
Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has assured Nigerians that the newly formed All Progressive Congress (APC) by the coalition of major opposition parties will fix and return Nigeria in the path of progress.
Governor Okorocha who seized the opportunity of rendering his two year account of stewardship to Imolites to speak on his political future and recent political development in the country, maintained that APC would among other things balance the political equation as well as offer credible alternative so far as leadership is concern in Nigeria.
He said ' let me throw more light on why I have decided to join and promote APC. It is a clear fact that our dear country under the rulership of the PDP for 14 years has not fared well. The formation of APC is not only timely but an intervention that will balance the political equation in Nigeria.
The ruling PDP has no doubt taken all of us for granted for the 14 years it has governed Nigeria and that largely informed the reason why the progressives are presenting APC to Nigerians as an alternative platform that will enthrone good governance. By the time APC is finally elected to lead this great country of African continent, Nigeria will be fixed and ultimately restored on the path of growth, job creation, industralisation and overall good governance in the country'.
Gov. Okorocha further took a swipe on PDP for relegating the people of south east to the background in the power equation of the country.
'it is regrettable that PDP has relegated all of us in the south east to the background. It is true that Igbo man is not occupying any of the five principal positions in the country which includes the President, Vice President, Senate president, Speaker federal House of Representatives and National chairman of the party' he said.
He called on Ndigbo to embrace APC which he insisted is one of the surest steps to regain the political relevance of Ndigbo in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Okorocha has maintained that contrary to the erroneous impression created by some governors opposed to the re-election of Gov.
Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi as chairman Nigeria Governors Forum election which saw the participants of 35 governors actually held and produced the the Rivers state governor as the winner.
Gov. Okorocha who stated this while giving two years account of his stewardship as governor of Imo state, posited that those forces opposing Gov. Amaechi re-election as chairman of NGF should apply other strategies than peddling unfounded falsehood portraying that there was no election. ' I cant imagineit in my lifethat anybody will come and say that we did not conduct an election. There was a free and fair election and the winner of that election was Amaechi' Gov. Okorocha.
He condemned the alleged plot by the presidency against the Rivers state governor maintening that such development portends danger in the nation politics.
Gov. Okorocha further described the forum of governors as one that should not be driven by party sentiments but a rallying point that should promote good governance towards building a better nation