SE GOVERNOR’S DEFECTION TO APC | I spoke too soon – Rochas Okorocha

by on January 31, 2017
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has back-pedalled on his declara­tion that his other South East Governors were on the verge of defecting to joining him in the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors, including Dave Uma­hi of Ebony State and Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia as well as Willie Obiano had denied Okorocha’s claims.
Reacting to the gover­nors’ denial while speak­ing with State House correspondents after a meeting with Acting President, Yemi Osinba­jo, in his office, Okoro­cha said he may have spoken too early because the governors were not yet ready to defect.
“I don’t think it is true, but if it is true, it is prob­ably because it is not time. It could be because I spoke when they were not yet ready”, Okorocha said.
On his leadership quality which Obiano had questioned, he said, “It is not about Rochas Okorocha, I am a gover­nor.”
On the call that Ndig­bo should produce the President in 2019, he reiterated that the South East should aspire to the Presidency after the Mu­hammadu Buhari’s era.
According to him, “What I do know is that Ndiigbo should talk about Presidency after President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I think we should support this govern­ment. President Mu­hammadu Buhari has a tenure to work for, four years or eight years ac­cording to the zoning arrangement and every­body should follow the zoning although I am not an advocate of zon­ing.”
He said “the APC as a party is strong in the South East. We are try­ing to rebuild the party and redefine leadership so there will be no con­fusion.

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