I Would Remain in Apc and Work For Buhari’s Re-Election, Says Okorocha
STORY BY: OKPU UGOCHUKWU (Oweri)
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The All Progressives Congress, APC, Reconciliation Committee for South-East led by the Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje has arrived the State, and met privately with Governor Rochas Okorocha, before departing to meet with the Party Stakeholders and aggrieved aspirants and party officials at the Imo International Convention Centre (IICC) Owerri.
August24nes.com gathered that the meeting with Governor Okorocha began at 3.25pm lasted for about an hour.
Addressing Government House Correspondents on the crux of the Committee’s meeting with their host governor, the Chairman of the Committee, Governor Ganduje said they were happy with the assurances of Governor Okorocha that he would remain in APC and would work assiduously for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Governor Ganduje said “We are here for peace and reconciliation and we have had an indoor meeting with the governor of Imo State and he assured us that he will not leave APC and he is not leaving APC. He will work for Muhammadu Buhari as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2019 and we shall continue dialoguing between now and some few hours”.
He continued “We are happy so far because we have achieved a lot. We are happy so far because he has assured us that he is not leaving the party. He is contesting for Senate in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and hopefully we shall achieve the peace we are looking for”.
In his brief remark, Governor Okorocha said, the crisis in Imo APC was avoidable if the right actions were taken.
He stated “Let me welcome you for the long expected visit. There have been so many rumours making the rounds that I was leaving APC. Like I told you, I am not leaving APC, I will remain in APC and President Buhari is my Presidential Candidate. Other things will be as the committee may discuss. I am just a person, I am not everybody. I am just one man. I can only speak for myself, every other Candidate has the right to speak for him or herself. As it is now, I assure you that I am in APC and will remain in APC”.
Governor Ganduje came with other members of the Reconciliation Committee including the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, former Minister, Alhaji Umaru Dembo, Mrs. Ify Ugo Okoye and Alhaji Nasiru Aliko Koki.