…As Rescue Mission Moves to Abia
Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha has stated that there
clear indications that the people of the south east have concluded to
dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the rival All Progressives
Congress(APC) in the 2015 forthcoming general elections owing to the
neglect of the zone by the ruling party.
Governor Okorocha who stated this when played host to a delegation under
the platform of Igbo Rescue Mission from Abia state that paid him a
solidarity visit in government house, Owerri, described APC as a
child of circumstance arising from the abysmal failure of the PDP to
deliver quality and good governance to Nigerians, adding that new
party which represents a coalition of major opposition parties in
Nigeria is presently being positioned to provide the credible and
acceptable platform that will enthrone the leadership Nigerians desire
in the 2015 general elections.
He lamented on the level of marginalization melted to Igbos by ruling
PDP, pointing out that the party has continuously denied Ndigbo the
five principal positions which he listed as the office of the
President, Senate President, Speaker House of Representative and the
Chairman of the ruling party.
He, however, enjoined Igbos to play politics that can guarantee them
national relevance as APC now remains the only party that has future
for Ndogbo and Nigerians going by its ideology.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the group, Chief Ben Udensi said that they are in government house to demonstrate support and solidarity to the
governor for his vision and leadership qualities which he noted have
guaranteed dividend of democracy to the people of the state.
He said that the body which was formed by Abia indigenes appointed
into his administration has spread to other parts of south east with
coordinators appointed to oversee its activities in the five states of
Udensi, who is the Special Adviser to Gov. Okorocha on Poverty
Alleviation, added that having put a formidable on ground in every
ward of Abia state, the leadership deemed it worthwhile to collapse
the body into APC to ensure that the party wins the state and other
states in the zone during the forthcoming general elections.
Similarly, the publicity secretary of the body, Hon. Ebere Uzoukwa,
said the wonderful performance of Gov. Okorocha who is widely
perceived as a role model in the leadership context of Nigeria will
definitely drive victory for APC in Abia and the entire south east.
Uzoukwa, who interacted with government house correspondents shortly
after the visit, posited that going by the commitment so far shown by
Gov. Okorocha towards liberating Abia, the body has started mapping
out strategies that will guarantee victory for APC which he noted will
enthrone good governance in the state.
He commended Gov. Okorocha for his leadership qualities as well as the
uncommon gesture in giving opportunities to others from other states
to serve in his government, adding that the governor has by that
singular act proven his capacity to lead the country as a detribalized
Uzoukwa, who is also the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media,
however, enjoined Abians and the entire people of south east to rally
round Gov. Okorocha to ensure the zone is liberated in 2015 for good