2019: APC will fare better in S’East if you leave, VON DG tells Gov Okorocha

Travails of Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha continues to mount by the day with the latest being a call on him to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC) if he so wishes.

The call was made by the Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Monday at the APC national secretariat.

Okechukwu boasted that President Buhari would get more votes and that the party was going to win more parliamentary seats, more governorship seats without Okorocha.

“At least, there are more than 60 political parties now, Okorocha is free to join any of his choice. Though we are not forcing him to leave, what we are saying is we have taken the leadership out of his hands because he was playing God.

“He was personalising power, so the majority of the leadership and membership of the APC in the South-East said, ‘thank you, so far so good enough is enough.’

“So, what I am just saying is that he was at liberty to leave the APC but let nobody anywhere think that the APC will lose because we have retrieved the party from him. No, the APC is the winner as a political party. Mr. President is going to get more votes; we are going to win more parliamentary seats, more governorship seats without him.

“In my place, there is a saying that when a bird is dancing on the main road it means there is a drummer in the bush and I am pointing at the drummer of all that is happening in the South-East. But luckily, the majority, over 90 per cent of the leadership and membership of the APC in the South-East has said enough is enough to our former leader, Owelle Rochas Okorocha,” he said.

Meanwhile, one of the conveners of the APC Restoration Coalition in Imo State, Dr. Toe Ekechi, told newsmen that Okechukwu’s position on Okorocha was a personal opinion.

According to him, the Imo State governor’s support and contribution are still welcome in the party so long as he continues to support the APC

 

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