…says APC now like PDP
The last may not have been heard over the recent Ward Congress conducted by the All Progressives Congress(APC) across the nation as Gover Rochas Okorocha has come all out to condemn the rulling party.
The Imo State governor and chairman of the Progressives Governor’s Forum, Rochas Okorocha, said that his party has derailed and now practices “Peoples Democratic Party kind of politics.”
Okorocha, stated this on thursday in Abuja at the declaration of Adams Oshiomole, former governor of Edo State, to run for office of national chairman of the party.
Mr Okoracha, said that he came to show solidarity for the governor and endorse his bid, having realized that the ex-labour leader and governor has the capacity to redirect the ruling party aright.
“Another thing I think Oshiomole will address is that our party has begun to play the same kind of politics like PDP. All of a sudden we have started derailing and playing the PDP kind of politics. This started by some of those people who found themselves in political office especially appointment, who did not win their booths and wards.
“Today, our party is going through some challenges and I must commend those who helped fight for this party even before this time, they have done well but the fight ahead, the challenges ahead are greater and we need great men like Adams Oshiomohle to do this job. For me particularly, Adams will strengthen APC in South-south and South-east.
He went-on calling on the former Edo governor to make strengthening the party in South-East and South-South as priority and more correct the anomaly of ‘monkey dey work,bamboon dey chop’ seen presently in the party. He condemned the elevation of ‘urban masquraders’ in APC and urged the National Chairmanship aspirant to kick them out as soon as he mounts the saddle.
“Suffice to say that as I speak to you today, I am the only governor from the entire South-east who is APC just like my brother, Obaseki is the only governor from the South-South from the APC. What this goes to say is that APC has challenges in the South-South and South-East for reasons not too far-fetched. For some myopic considerations and assessment, this party is not strong in those parts of Nigeria.
“For those our governors in the north, they won the election so easy, for as long as the name Buhari stands in the north. But its not the same thing talking about President Muhammadu Buhari’s name in the South-South or South-West. So if you see any governor emerge in the South-South or South-East, it is not with an ordinary strength, and I believe that Oshiomole coming in will strengthen this party in that part.
“Adams, your first assignment when you become the national chairman of the party is to ensure and channel that principle of ‘monkey de work, bamboon de chop. Because some of these people who are seated here before you, won their booths, delivered their wards but those who didn’t win their booths or deliver their wards are holding big jobs in the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“In this new dispensation, no more monkey dey work, bamboo dey chop. If you work, you chop, you don’t work, you don’t chop.
“We have a lot of urban masqueraders in APC now and you, must force them out. And I know Adams Oshiomole is a no nonsense man, he will stand forthright, he will face them both in debate, action, physical, mental, moral, spiritual; he can face the opposition. But I don’t know about the spiritual aspect.”