…says,he is paying for his position on tenure elongation
The last may not have been heard over the All Progressives Congress(APC) Ward Congress held across the nation on May 5,2018 as Governor Rochas Okorocha has declared that his principled position against tenure elongation in the ruling party as reason why he is being vilified.
The position of the state governor is contained in a press release as issued to the Press by his Chief Press Secretary,Mr Sam Onwuemedo, in Owerri on Wednesday.
According to governor Okorocha his position on the tenure elongation was in over all interest of the ruling party and members but regrets that some persons were yet to purge themselves of the unnecessary anger that could have arisen from the botched elongation stuff.
Read the text below:
GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE
SUBJECT: DENYING IMO APC MEMBERS PARTICIPATION IN THE LAST SATURDAY’S WARD CONGRESSES WAS THE PRICE GOVERNOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA HAS TO PAY FOR HIS POSITION ON TENURE ELONGATION
The stealing of the Sensitive materials meant for the Ward Congresses of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo State on Saturday, May 5, 2018 and thereby denying the teeming members of the Party in the State participation, could only be adjudged the Price Governor Rochas Okorocha has to pay over his Stand on the much orchestrated elongation of tenure for the National Working Committee members of the Party led by Chief John Oyegun, which failed.
The position of the governor on the tenure elongation was in the overall interest of the Party and the members, and that was the most popular position all those who love the Party had taken, but it appears some people are yet to purge themselves of the unnecessary anger that could have arisen from the botched tenure elongation stuff.
In taking the position he took on the elongation of tenure, Governor Okorocha never targeted any person, but was keen in the progress and future of the Party which could not have been sacrificed because of the personal interests of some people.
Otherwise, there could not have been any other reason the sensitive materials meant for the Ward Congresses in the State developed wings and fled, and the argument was between the National Organizing Secretary of the Party who is from the State, Chief Osita Izunaso and the man originally sent as the Chairman of the Congress Committee, Mr. Ini Okori, of who among themselves was in position of the sensitive materials.
The good thing about the whole story is that it has shown that those making all the noise in Imo APC using Abuja as their base, are afraid of going to the field for a healthy Competition, thereby proving us right in our repeated claim that these people are media Creations. They do not go home and have never helped anybody. They are afraid of one man, one vote policy.
Interestingly, members of Imo APC are determined to pursue the case of the stolen sensitive materials to a logical conclusion so that Nigerians would further know the debilitating characters of some of these so-called Political leaders.
Today, APC is now a good Party. It is no more a Muslim Party in Imo because Rochas Okorocha has made it attractive. Rochas is no more Alhaji in Government House or Okoro Hausa. And he is no more working with Muhammadu Buhari to Islamise Igbo land. These elements have no shame.
The truth is that they must not be allowed to reap where they never sowed or be allowed to destroy APC in Imo, they never knew where the story began. And if the gift of Chief Izunaso for Imo APC members is the missing Ward Congress materials, posterity will grade him.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor