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Monday, 05 August 2013 17:34

Why I dumped APGA for APC – Okorocha

Written by GEORGE ONYEJIUWA - THE SUN
Owelle Rochas  Okorocha, Governor Imo State Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Governor Imo State

In an apparent reaction to the suspension slammed on him by the national leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), for alleged anti-party activities, Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has , again, explained why he joined the newly resgistered All Progressives Congress (APC).

 

He stated that the future political fortunes of Igbo were better served in the new mega political party. He also stated that APGA lacked the national spread to enable Igbo to achieve the desired political impact in the country.

 

Speaking during the 2013 national convention of  the Imo State Congress of America, in Atlanta, United States of America, Okorocha said the well-being of Igbo remained paramount in all his actions  and would continue to take steps to assist Igbo to regain their rightful place in the political equation of Nigeria.

 

“APC remains the best vehicle to promote the interest of our people. PDP has marginalised the South-East and has nothing to show for all its years in power,” he said.

 

Okorocha urged Igbo to embrace the APC because it guarantees equity and political opportunities denied by the PDP.

 

He pointed out  that the purported action of a faction of APGA was of little political consequence, as the party lacked the national spread to ensure that  Igbo make significant headway in the political leadership of the nation.

 

The governor described the APC as a national party made up of progressive elements determined to ensure equitable distribution of political offices to all tribes in the country.

 

He also noted that APC was set to redress injustices meted by PDP to Igbo race, which is  one of the tripod on which the country stands, while urging all progressive South easterners to line up behind the new party and ensure it produced the next leaders of the country at all levels.

 

“Igbo have not produced the president, vice president, Senate president, Speaker of the House of Representatives or the Chief Justice of the Federation, but I am confident under APC, one or more of these positions will come to the South-East.”

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