The Imo State governor and an aspirant to the presidential seat in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Owelle Rochas Okorocha has insisted that his participation at the just concluded APC presidential convention has distorted the fact that the President must come from any particular zone, as he returns to Imo State to continue his Rescue mission government. “I have been able to prove the point that party should not assume that power must come from any particular place. It is the understanding of APC that the president should come from the North ever since. I knew about that but I don’t like those facts, so I have come to distort those facts which are not the truth.”
Owelle Okorocha who addressed a mammoth crowd of Imo people that came to greet him at the Sam Mbakwe Airport on his return from the APC P0residential Convention, commended the party for the free and fair conduct of the primaries and congratulated Gen. Muhammadu Buhari for emerging the presidential flag bearer for the All Progressives Congress.
Governor Okorocha thanked Imo people for their support and assured that his Rescue Mission programme is still on course especially as he promised that the State will experience yet greater socio-infrastructural development in the next 4 years.
Commenting on the return of Owelle Rochas Okorocha to the governorship race come 2015, the Speaker Imo State House of Assembly, and Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajimogu said that his acceptance by Imo masses is a clear indication that they want him back. He therefore advised other contestants to the Imo State Douglas House to wait until 2019 rather than waste their time and money.
The Commissioner for Lands, survey and Urban Planning, Chief Uche Nwosu and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Sir Jude Ejiogu, both maintained that governor Okorocha has made the Igbo race proud by showing that the Igbos cannot be pushed aside in national politics.
They however said that the jubilation by Imo people on governor Okorocha’s return to Imo governorship race was a sign that Imo masses are not yet ready to let him go.