- The governor of Imo, Rochas Okorocha, has boasted that he is sure of victory come 2019 elections with the help of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
- Okorocha commended the youths of the state for their continued support throughout difficult times
- He said the youths are the backbone of the state when it comes to political workforce
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has said he can win election in the state, if still a party member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Okorocha said this at the state government house chapel in Owerri, during his speech to Imo youths at the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s state congress. He also said that the Imo APC stakeholders led by Senator Ifeanyi Araraume deceived his deputy governor Eze Madumere as well as some top state officials, Vanguard reports.
The governor remarked: “In the days of APGA and how we were able to win victory and how we were able to get victory, despite the fact that all the political Juggernauts were not on our side. It was made possible by you the youths of Imo state.
“We struggled in APGA, there was no one with us just like it is today and we won them at that time there was an incumbent governor, by name Ohakim, with a presidential PDP, with all the Army but we resisted them and won them.”
Okorocha boasted: “From APGA, we felt that it was important that we join the National party, we didn’t have to leave APGA, if we were in APGA, we would have still won our election.
“By the time, we left APGA for APC, all these people were not with us but the youths are with us. I consulted some of you before I moved to APC.
“They called us all sorts of names. They gave me all kinds of names, making it difficult to win the election. With Goodluck supporting the deputy speaker, Emeka Ihedioha, to win the election. I was with God and I won the election.
“But in APC, these men came and deceived my deputy governor and former SGI and commissioners and took them away. They thought when they take them away they will end rescue mission. They did not know that there are super ones still in the rescue mission government.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that investigations on Monday, May 21, showed that internal consultations are on top gear by some members of the Imo chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in a bid to pave way for the state governor, Rochas Okorocha, to return to the party.
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