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Presidential Ambition: No Road For Okorocha In APC – APGA Boss



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The Chairman of the All progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo State, Barr. Chudi

Onuzo has described Governor Rochas Okorocha’s reason for joining the All progressives

congress (APC) as a pipe dream that can never be realized in the party.


The governor had dumped the APGA for the APC with a reason that the new party would

give him the platform to run for presidential or vice presidential election in



Howevernrecent developments in the state have shown that Governor Okorocha was angling

to recontest the governorship seat in 2015, with some groups and individuals

being sponsored to “beg” him to drop him presidential ambition and run for second



Speaking to journalists recently, the APGA chairman described governor Okorocha’s

presidential dream in the APC as hoping against hope, saying it was clear even

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to the governor that he would not get the ticket.


“Governor Okorocha said he was going there to get presidential or vice presidential

ticket for the Igbo and we know he’s living in a fool’s paradise because the

Yoruba started the party and got the Northerners to join them. How will they

give the ticket to an Igbo man who wasn’t there when they were forming the



“It’s hoping against hope and it’s clear to him that he won’t get it. That’s why he

wants to contest in 2015 after wowing to do one term as governor and that he

was contesting the 2011 governorship seat as a spring board for presidency,”

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Barr.  Onuzo said.


He maintained that with the current set up it the party, APC would never win the 2015

presidential election.


He however thanked God that the governor had left the APGA, saying his joining the

APC would made the job of unseating him easier because according to him, Igbos

would never have interest in or vote for APC.


The APGA chairman hailed the courage of six of the members in the state House of

Assembly in refusing to join Governor Okorocha to APC despite the threats and

inducements for them to do so.


He maintained that the exit of the governor from APGA had made the party stronger

with more people joining.

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