Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha says decision to pitch tent with All Progressive Congress (APC) is because the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of which he was a founding member has disappointed the people of South East and Nigerians.
Okorocha who was addressing the newsmen in Government House Owerri on state and national issues, said he has nothing against President Goodluck Jonathan but his party the PDP.
According to Governor Okorocha “there is need for a better change, Nigerians are tired of Peoples Democratic party which is no longer what it used to be after failing to address the needs of Nigerians” he said.
Declaring his interest and support for the merger and the new All Progressive Congress (APC), Governor Okorocha described the political party as a child of necessity, capable of providing the much needed change in the South East Geo-political zone.
He promised to win the South East zone for APC, asserting that the party would be good for democracy, as well for Nigerian people.
Governor Okorocha recalled that the nation had dwelled long on coalition government which could not guarantee uniformism, arguing that introduction of two party system would enable Nigerians to strike a balance in governance, pointing out that any ruling party that is not doing well is waiting to be changed.
He added that APC will promote internal democracy since it does not support imposition of candidates.
Okorocha was of the opinion that if the country must have all round development at the state and local government levels, people of the rural community must be allowed to partake in decisions on the affairs that concerns them.
To this end, he identified community government as the way forward, pointing out that although the introduction of CGC in the state has received criticisms and lots of challenges, yet it has not deter the rescue mission administration from carrying out plans already set out for success of the new government.
He stated that the CGC is the pivot upon which the wheels of rescue mission rotates, disclosing that the state Executive Council has ratified the approval of Government Liaison Officers (GLOs) made up of eminent leaders from various communities who are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that each community has at least a mini Industry to create jobs for their unemployed youths.
On the rescue mission administration, Governor Okorocha said the government is on course to deliver democracy dividends to the people of the state as promised during election.
He made reference to the achievements of his government which include 305 school projects on-going in the electoral wards, 27 general Hospital projects, 1000km of roads and dualisation of Anara-Okigwe road, Airport Road, Owerri- Orlu roads.