It is no longer news that the people of the south-eastern part of Nigeria are not happy with the government of President Buhari
The governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, seems to understand this fact as he is preaching support for the president
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state may have created a new controversy with his comment that nobody from the south-eastern part of Nigeria can become the president the country without the support of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Okorocha, who reportedly spoke at the south-east stakeholders meeting in Owerri, the capital of the state, called on Igbo people to therefore support the APC which can guarantee their presidency.
Daily Trust reports that Okorocha urged Igbos to support President Buhari for eight years as it was time for Ndi-Igbo to come and work together.
“Now that Igbo leaders are together in the APC, Nigerians will hear us. There is a vacuum of leadership in the South-East APC. I am a governor.
“My brothers, Chris Ngige and Dr Ogbonnaya Onu are ministers, hence, the importance of Ken Nnamani coming at this time. I declined leadership of the Ndi-Igbo in APC.
“Senator Nnamani should then work with other leaders like Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Jim Nwobodo and a host of others to give Ndi-Igbo political direction.
“Those, who have joined the party or who want to join, should do so to build the party and not to cause confusion.
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“The APC is the right party for the Igbos and the only party that can guarantee Igbo presidency,” Okorocha said.
Okorocha also recently begged the people of the south-east to support the APC by registering and becoming members of the party.
He said this has a lot of merits especially at a time the people feel marginalised and are clamouring for secession.