– Governor Okorocha says the APC has not managed its
victory from 2015 well
– He says he has no doubt in my mind that Buhari will
– He says he has not seen any reliable person in the
PDP to work with
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state believes the All
Progressives Congress (APC) has not managed its victory
well after dethroning the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in
the 2015 general election, Vanguard reports.
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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state believes the
APC has not managed its victory well after dethroning
the PDP in the 2015 general poll.
Speaking to newsmen on Saturday, May 21, Okorocha who
is the chairman of APC Governors Forum said: “Make no
mistake about it, APC is a good party, by all standards but
my regret is that we are not managing our victory very well.
“I have no doubt in my mind that the old man (Buhari) will
succeed. All I pleaded with Buhari to capture in the current
fiscal year are in the budget. I want to assure Ndigbo that
all that are due to us will definitely get to us.
“I support the deregulation of the oil sector of the nation’s
economy. I also believe in concessioning government
parastatals and agencies. Nothing established by
government has ever worked in Nigeria. The Nigeria
Airways, NITEL, Nigerian National Shipping Line and all,
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Governor Okorocha also took the opportunity to mock the
PDP. According to him, he has not seen any reliable person
in the PDP to work with.
Speaking on Imo workers three months, Okorocha said he
was very comfortable with the 70:30 ratio agreement with
labour, even as he warned that anytime workers refuse
their salaries, he would use it to carry out projects.
Okorocha said: “Both pension and internally generated
revenue, IGR, are serious problems for me. Only recently, I
ordered all the Board of Internal Revenue officers to go on
leave but they have written to say it was unconstitutional to
ask all officers to go on leave. ”
Meanwhile, Governor Okorocha has put to rest, rumours
that he will contest for the presidency again in 2019.
According to the governor, he won’t contest the 2019
presidential election because of President Buhari has so far
shown leadership and should be encouraged.