Rochas Okorocha, the Imo State governor, has declared that the All Progressive Congress, APC, would rule the state for the next 24 years. He insisted that in regardless of criticisms trailing choice of his son-in-law to succeed him next year as the governor of the state, the ruling APC would continue to hold the political ace in Imo.
Specifically, Okorocha said APC will “continue to govern the state uninterruptedly for the next twenty-four years because what gives victory in an election are achievements and the electorate and not blackmail or propaganda on social media.”
He went on: “The APC is the party to beat in the state in all the elections that will be taking place in 2019 from the presidential to the governorship, and every blackmail is being dished out now by opponents to see if that can help them. And they know it cannot assist them in any way since such didn’t add any electoral value to them in 2011 and 2015.
“The achievements of the APC government in the state have surpassed whatever all previous administrations put together since the creation of the state had achieved. We want to be challenged on this recurring claim from our side.
“Let any interested party or person publish the achievements of all those, both military and civilian who had governed the state before 2011 and let us publish the achievements of Governor Rochas Okorocha for seven years so that the public can see why it is very difficult for Imo people to vote for any other party aside APC and its candidate.
“All in all, the fate of Uche Nwosu is first, in the hand of God and secondly in the hands of the Imo electorate and we are very optimistic of favourable verdicts in 2019.”