APC will produce Imo governor in 2015 -Okorocha tells PDP

By The Citizen

Imo State governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has warned the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to start preparing its handover notes now as the newly formed All Progressives Congress, APC, would wrestle power from it in 2015.

Okorocha read the riot act when he played host to leaders of the merging political parties from Enugu and Ebonyi states at Government House, Owerri.

Okorocha said: 'APC is a child of circumstance, following the desire of Nigerians to reap dividend of democracy. APC is a product of yearning for a change that will bring about true democracy in the country.

'PDP has failed the people of the South East and Nigerians', pointing out that this, largely informed the mission of providing a credible platform that will form an alternative and acceptable administration.

'APC is neither an alliance nor a coalition. It is rather a merger that is borne out of genuine concern of progressive Nigerians, who are committed to take the country to the next level'.

He was particularly irked that PDP had continued to deny Ndigbo its rightful place, stressing that it was sheer marginalization that no Igboman was occupying any of the principal positions as President, Vice President, Senate President, Speaker, House of Representatives and Chairman of PDP.

He added that, 'Ndigbo should therefore be resolute, focused and courageous. I assure you that APC would be registered despite the palpable plot by some PDP forces to thwart the registration'.

Earlier in his speech, the leader of Enugu delegation, General Joseph Okoloagu (rtd), said they were in Imo to solicit his support.

'We, the political leaders from the opposition parties from Enugu State are looking forward to your encouragement and support. We have come to identify with you and solicit your support to build APC in Enugu State,' Okoloagu pleaded.

They urged Governor Okorocha to contest for the presidency of the nation come 2015, to fill the political vacuum in the South East geo-political zone and Nigeria.