OWERRI – The Chairman of Progressive Governors’ Forum and governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has disclosed that his reason for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC) was to liberate the Igbos from the many years of marginalization and neglect by the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party.
Owelle Okorocha stated this at the campaign rally organized by the South East elders and leaders of APC at the Igbozurumee Cultural Centre, Enugu.
Governor Okorocha maintained that there was need for him to vie for the highest leadership position in the country so that the Igbos can reclaim their lost opportunities in the scheme of things in the nation.
“APC is the only party that can guarantee the welfare of Ndigbo and the rest of Nigerians in 2015” he noted. He pointed out that APC has not zoned the presidency to any particular zone.
Governor Okorocha said his emergence as the country’s president after the 2015 presidential polls would surprise many, particularly the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), stressing that he has the resources to sustain his ambition.
He also presented two APC governorship aspirants in Enugu State, Dr. Ifeanyi Asogwa and Chief Okey Ezea to the crowd at the rally.
Adressing the two governorship aspirants as Excellencies-in-waiting, the Imo Rescue Mission governor advised the to emulate his leadership style when any of them becomes the governor of Enugu State and urged the people of Enugu State to vote the APC aspirants come 2015.
Present at the rally were the former governor of Anambra State, Senator Chris Ngige, the former National Vice Chairman of APC and governorship aspirant in Abia, Chief Nyerere Anyim and many other party stalwarts in the South East.