Following the refusal of most Igbos in the south-East to support the change-train of the All Progressive People’s Congress(APC) in the presidential election of March 28 which brought in Mohammadu Buhari as President-elect, Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha is currently fighting hard to ensure that the Igbos do not lose out totally.
You would recall that the APC equally didn’t win the majority seats in the National Assembly in the state, and may no longer have the seat of the Senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives, which is rather a disturbing factor to the Igbo leader Rochas Okorocha who said it’s a pitiable situation and disheartening that out of sentiment the Igbos rubbed themselves out.
But Okorocha the southeast leader is not deterred but is determined to ensure that the South-Eastern states have a firm place in the Scheme of things and particularly to enjoy ‘Federal might’ which is often easier when a state’s ruling party is properly aligned one at the national, Rochas Okorocha who is reputed for always fighting for the cause of the Igbos has finalised move to bring the much- loved President-elect Buhari to the South-East today, April 7th.
The ever-passionate Imo governor will ensure that when Buhari arrives Owerri tomorrow, the fondly called “People’s General” will meet with all stakeholders, use the opportunity to thank all the Igbos, and encourage them to have a rethink by voting APC in next weekend’s governorship election.
“There is danger looming for the South-East if urgent steps are not taken to let the Igbos realise why they should vote APC next weekend. Ofcourse, there have always been clarion calls sounded by His Excellency Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha to all Igbos, but our people refused to listen. Now see where we are about to find ourselves in the emerging political equation following the Presidential election last weekend. There is nothing like being part of the government at the centre and fortunately, the Igbos still have one more chance in this election by voting APC in next Saturday’s governorship election. They won’t say that we didn’t warn them,” an aide of the governor explains to us.
Buhari’s coming back to say thank you to the Ndi Igbo, may be worthy of note and speaks volume as against, PDP’s Goodluck Jonathan who never returned to show appreciation despite getting majority votes of the Igbos-1.3million votes in Imo and about 7 million votes in the entire South-East in the last election.
By mediating for a cordial relationship between the president-elect and the Igbos who turned their back against him in last weekend’s poll, Rochas Okorocha is also once again as in recent time, demonstrating his significant role in reclaiming the political rights of the Igbo race and her political alignment to the center which voting of APC next weekend will ensure.