- Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state declared that the APC has been very weak
- He said this as he reacted to the recent crisis between the executive and the National Assembly
- Okorocha, however, noted that he is one of the people who supported the party’s congresses
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has spoken about the recent disagreement between the executive and the legislative arms of government on the weakness of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Channel TV reports that Governor Okorocha noted that such incident would not have happened if the ruling party was as strong as it should be.
The governor on Sunday, June 24, made this known at Eagle Square, the venue of the ruling party’s elective national convention.
According to him, “Our problem has always been a very weak party. The party has been very weak and very inactive and that was why you see the crisis between Executive and the National Assembly.
“I am one of the people who said ‘no elongation, let’s have congresses’ and you see we are coming out better for it. Once this is done we will have a better party structure and the party will be back alive.
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“If we have a strong party, this will not happen, and we are hoping that things will change under the leadership of Adams Oshiomhole and get better.
“We have new minds and new people thinking right to handle the affairs of the party at the national level and it will move forward. I have no doubt that APC will make it in 2019, all things being equal."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the national leadership of the ruling APC warned Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state that it will no longer tolerate further attacks from him.
The party gave the warning on Wednesday, June 13, in response to an advertorial in a national daily in which the party accused the governor of making some wild and libellous claims against the leadership of the APC.
The national publicity secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, dismissed claims by Okorocha that the party was aware of a court order preventing it from conducting the Imo state congress following receipt of a purported copy of the court injunction which directed it to maintain status quo.
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