- Governor Rochas Okorocha has reacted to President Buhari's second term declaration
- He described the declaration as a patriotic response to the clarion call of Nigerians
- According to him, the declaration of the president to go for second term would go a long way to reduce the noise of the opposition
Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration for second term will silence the ‘noise’ of the opposition parties, The Nation reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum also described the president’s declaration as a “patriotic response to the clarion call of Nigerians of goodwill on him to lead the country for another four years”.
The governor in a statement signed by Sam Onwuemeodo, his chief press secretary, also noted that, “the declaration of the president to go for Second tenure would also go a long way to reduce the noise of the opposition and take care of the idiosyncrasies of certain elements in the system.”
Okorocha prided that the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not owe any apologies for its first four years, unlike the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that looted the country for sixteen years only to apologise.
He said: “The APC has no apology to make because it has done wonderfully well considering the magnitude of the rot it met on ground in 2015. The antenna of the opposition in the country will finally be lowered when the campaigns begin and the party will be showing Nigerians its achievements in the states under its control and at the federal level”.
Okorocha further observed that the president has done well to deserve a second tenure, adding that “those who had wanted to blackmail him out of going for another term can now find other meaningful things to keep themselves busy.”
He expressed optimism that President Buhari “would largely garner more votes in 2019 than he had done in 2015 because most Nigerians, including people of the Southeast have seen that he meant well for the nation and the citizenry."
The governor urged APC members across the nation to close ranks for the victory of the party at all levels in 2019.
NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has announced that he would seek reelection in the 2019 presidential election. The development was made public by the president's personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmed.
Ahmad took to his Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad, to announce the development on Monday, April 9.
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