- Governor Rochas Okorocha has charged his party members to remain steadfast and be proud of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
- The Imo state governor assured his party members that APC would remain in power
In anticipation of the forthcoming gubernatorial elections, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has called on his party members in the state, to be proud of the APC, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the governor in a statement to newsmen, on Wednesday, December 27 in Owerri, pleaded with his party members not to be bothered as his party would remain in power both at the state and federal level.
The statement said: “The governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has called on leaders and members of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state to remain steadfast and also be proud that their party is in power both in the state and at the federal level.
“The governor equally told the party members to be boastful of the monumental achievements of the party’s administration in the state which have exceeded all that the administrations before him had achieved.
“He assured the party members that APC would retain power in the state and at the national level for a long time and urged them to disregard the claims by other parties that they would return to power in 2019.
“The governor also celebrated Christmas for the party officials at the state, local government and ward levels with cash, and told them to continue to work for the progress of the party because APC is in power to retain it with visible achievements.”
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and governor of Bayelsa state, Seriake Dickson, urged party leaders and members to focus on regaining power in 2019.
Fidelis Soriwei, the special adviser on media relations to Dickson, said the governor made the call when he led members of reconciliation committee on a visit to the chairman of DAAR Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, in Abuja on Wednesday, December 14.
Dickson said that while the past was important as a guide to shape the future, the PDP leaders and members had a responsibility to focus their energy on the challenges ahead.
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