Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha expressed his confidence in success of the All Progressives Congress in Nigeria's Southeast region during the upcoming 2015 general elections. He also said the Ndigbo should see the party as a "credible" alternative to the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Governor spoke this weekend at the Orlu Township Stadium at the reception for the APC National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso.
He called on the ones interested in liberation and progress of the Igbo to support the APC and remove the PDP from power.
According to the Governor, there is no place for the Igbo in the PDP, and they should ignore the claims that the APC is a Yoruba party. He described the APC as a party of "true democrats committed to a change," adding that all zones would be granted equal opportunity to realise their aspirations.
"You should ask them [the PDP] how many Igbo occupy sensitive positions in the Federal Government. The only Igbo Service chief was removed. This shows PDP has no plan for Ndigbo," the Governor maintained.
Governor Okorocha explained that he left the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) not for his personal purposes, but after he realised that the party lacked "spread and acceptability" needed to achieve the Igbo agenda.
Speaking at the same venue, the APC candidate in the last governorship poll in Anambra State, Senator Chris Ngige said other Southeast states which are still under PDP were "in bondage" and "needed to be rescued."
He lamented that Imo State that is ruled by the APC is better than Anambra State in terms of infrastructural and human capital development.
"You can see new cities emerging in the state, such as Orlu and Okigwe because of the ingenuity of Governor Okorocha. This is what APC will do in other states," Ngige added.