We hold holdn leadership out of departvernor Okorocha’s hands becautilize he is playing departd – APC chieftain declares
-The DG of VON, Osita Okechukwu, alleges that Governor Okorocha has caused the APC more setbacks in the last four years in Imo and the southeast in general
– He says over 90% of the leadership and membership of the party in the southeast are against Okorocha and his style of governance
– Osita expresses confidence that even if the governor decides to leave the APC, the coalition is prepared to sustain the party in Imo
Osita Okechukwu, the director-general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised Governor Rochas Okorocha to leave the party if he so desires.
Okechukwu, who spoke with newsmen at the APC national secretariat in Abuja on Monday, June 4, said that the APC would win the 2019 elections without Okorocha, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
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According to him, the actions and inactions of Okorocha have caused the APC more setbacks in the last four years in Imo and the south-east in general.
He said recent development that made the governor to lose at the party´s just concluded congresses was a grand plan to reposition APC toward winning elections in the southeast.
“At least there are more than 60 political parties now, Okorocha is free to join any one of his choice, though, we are not forcing him to leave.
“What we are saying is that we have taken the leadership out of his hands because he is playing God; so, what I am saying is that he is at liberty to leave APC.
“But let nobody anywhere think that the APC will lose because we have retrieved the party from him. Mr President is going to get more votes, we are going to win more parliamentary seats, more governorship seats without him,” he said.
He noted that over 90% of the leadership and membership of the APC in the southeast were against Okorocha and his style of governance.
However, Toe Ekechi, convener of APC Restoration Coalition in Imo, said he would rather prefer that Okorocha remain in the party than leave.