Okorocha –PDP has disappointed South-East

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha on Thursday said his decision to pitch tent with All Progressive Congress was because the Peoples Democratic Party, of which he was a founding member, had disappointed the people of the South-East geo-political zone and Nigerians.

The governor, who spoke to journalists at the Government House in Owerri on state and national issues, said he had nothing against President Goodluck Jonathan but his party, the PDP. “There is the need for a better change, Nigerians are tired of Peoples Democratic Party, which is no longer what it used to be after failing to address the needs of Nigerians,” he said.

While making his interest and support known for the merger and APC, Okorocha described the political party as a child of necessity capable of providing the much-needed change in the South-East region. He promised to win the South-East zone for APC, saying the party would be good for democracy as well as for the Nigerian people. He said APC would promote internal democracy since it did not support imposition of candidates.

According to him, if the country must have all-round development at the state and local government levels, people of the rural community must be allowed to partake in decisions on the affairs that concern them. Okorocha said the government is on course to deliver democracy dividends to the people of the state as promised during election.

He cited the achievements of his government, which include 305 school projects ongoing in the electoral wards; 27 general hospital projects; 1000 kilometers of roads and dualisation of Anara-Okigwe and Airport roads in Owerri and Owerri- Orlu roads, as evidence of democratic performance. But Plateau State Governor, Jonah David Jang, has dismissed all efforts aimed at forming any coalition against the PDP. He described the APC as a body “full of people whose ideas are at crossroads with one another.”

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