Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has called on Ndi Igbo to work with team spirit and unity of purpose as to reposition the zone at the main stream in Nigeria polity and that the Igbos are better off in APC.
The governor who made this call while receiving Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, Imo State Chapter, who paid him courtesy call at the Government House Owerri, regretted the level of marginalization of the Igbos in the affairs of the nation, irrespective of the fact that they are part of the tripod of Nigeria.
Governor Okorocha stated that all the key positions in the country eluded Ndi Igbo including the citing of developmental projects by the Federal government in the name of marginalization, he stressed that he contested the Action Peoples Congress (APC) Presidential Primaries to ensure that Igbos are given their pride of place in Nigeria, pointing out that “for me time has come for Igbos to reason together, Ndi Igbo should no longer be relegated to the background, we should take our rightful position in Nigeria polity and say no to second fidel. With my action it is critical clear to APC and entire Nigeria that Igbos are alive to take their position. I will not stop the struggle till there is liberation for Ndi Igbo and until ordinary man is liberated”.
“What we need is a national party that will carry Ndi Igbo along, Igbos are better off in APC”, as he took the group down memory lane.
Governor Okorocha enumerated some of the achievements of Rescue Mission Government in the State in the areas of massive infrastructural development, free education including the up spring of four new Universities in Imo State under three(3) years and 7 months, among others, maintaining that the difference between APC and PDP’s years of maladministration in the State bear eloquent testimonies for 2015’s general election as he assured of his preparedness backed with vision to take the State to greater height.
Owelle Okorocha challenged Ohaneze Ndi Igbo to reconcile their differences and speak with one voice, as an apex “umbrella that covers the entire Igbo nation. You must speak for Ndi Igbo, raise good leaders,” he continued as he called on the group to partner with the Rescue Government.
Speaking on behalf of the Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, the President Imo State Chapter, Dr Ezechi Chukwu commended governor Okorocha on his tremendous achievements in the State based on his administrative acumen which has transformed the image of the State within and beyond the State as the envy of many.
Dr. Ezechi Chukwu described Ohanaeze as a mass movement organization which stands to support every government that is people oriented. He stated that governor Okorocha’s inability to secure the APC Presidential ticket is an answered prayer for him not to leave Imo State at this point in time. He expressed the group’s unalloyed support to Okorocha even in his second term bid and urged him to consolidate on his landmark achievements which are second
to non in the State.