Saturday, 24 August 2013

Ojukwu would have been the first to join APC -Okorocha

The governor of Imo State and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Rochas Okorocha, has said that the former leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, would have joined the APC if he were still alive....

Governor Okorocha stated this on Friday while speaking in Awka, the Anambra State capital, at a rally to formally present Senator Chris Ngige as the governorship candidate of the APC in the coming Anambra governorship election.
Okorocha told the gathering at Emmaus House in Awka that he believed that APC was "a truly national party that has the interest of the Igbo as one of its cardinal pursuits," saying "that is why I want all of you to support the party because its symbol, the broom, is a sign of Igbo identity."
He said: "Our reverred leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, would have been the first to join APC. I say this because APC is synonymous with the welfare of the Igbo and Ojukwu was always seeking the welfare of the Igbo people."
Okorocha, who won his governorship on the ticket of APGA, contended that "APGA is dead and what we have now is APGA-PDP and they want to extend their slavery of the Igbo people which we are out to fight against."
According to him, numerous people from the South-East held "good national offices in the APC, including the Deputy National Chairman position occupied by Senator Annie Okonkwo."
He said he was sure that if APC wins the presidency in 2015, "if an Igbo man does not become the vice president, he would become the Senate President or the national chairman of the APC."
Speaking earlier, Okonkwo expressed his desire to see a president of Igbo origin in 2015, saying "the only way we can achieve that is through APC."

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