Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, says corrupt leaders will immediately run away from Nigeria the moment the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari is announced winner of the 28 March presidential election.
He also wooed the Igbo in Lagos to vote massively for the APC Governorship candidate in Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode.
Speaking at the APC Rally in Amuwo Odofin, Okorocha said: “General Muhammadu Buhari’s (GMB) victory has been sealed and delivered. Today (Monday) about seven governors who are not in APC are coming to hold a meeting with us privately.
“There is fear in the country. And the fear is that they know that GMB is a good man and he will win. And they know that once INEC announces GMB as the winner of the presidential election, all the bad people who are embezzling the country’s fund will leave the country at night.
“The fear of Buhari is the beginning of stoppage of corruption. Do you know that before in this country, Nigerians urinated on the road? But when Buhari assumed power in 1983, it all stopped. And he also stopped corruption,” he stated.
Okorocha also said the PDP is already a dead party, saying that the party died immediately APC was formed.
“We scheduled the burial of the party for February 14th but they postponed the burial to March 28. We are waiting patiently to bury the party forever. But let me tell you that you can change the date of burial but you cannot change the burial. It must take place. May the soul of PDP rest in peace,” he said.
“The worst thing that can happen to any nation is to have a bad government. And the worst thing that can happen to any family is to have a bad father. Today, it is obvious that PDP is a bad government. And we thank God that we came together to change the bad government. And the change we came together for has started.”
“I am in Lagos for one man, and that is for Ambode. He is a good man. And he will not deceive you. He has a caring heart. He loves everyone. All tribes in Lagos will be safe in his hands. And this is one man that can start and continue what Fashola started.
“Lagos today has improved and he is handing over the mantle of leadership to a man that will continue the geometric progression that has been witnessed in Lagos,” he said.
The Governor stated that Lagos remained a blessing to the Igbo nation and that the APC remains the only party of choice for all residents of the state that will ensure that all tribes are safe.
Governor Babatunde Fashola while addressing the rally, called on all residents of Lagos to reject the PDP at the polls by ensuring that they vote massively for all APC candidates on March 28 and on April 11.
He added that in the last few weeks, some political office holders had been carrying dollars around to induce people to vote for them, noting that the questions they should ask them was where they were in the last four years.
“Who built this Maternal and Child Centre MCC for you? Who is constructing this road for you? Who built the rail at Mile 2? In the last few weeks, some people are carrying dollars around, ask when they come did you see them in the last four years. We can also keep the money a few weeks to elections, come to you and say, take the money instead of the infrastructure we have provided for you.
“Projects like the MCC Festac Road, Ago Palace Way, Festac Link Road, Durbar Road, Imore Road, Tedi Link Bridge and similar projects are what we are doing with your money”, he added.
“When General Buhari was the Head of State in Nigeria, we were exporting petrol, after he left we are importing and even kerosene is a family business today. They bring it in and subsidise it but do you get it at subsidy price? No way. That is what they said but somebody is peacefully collecting the money while you are paying fully the money for kerosene.”
The APC gubernatorial candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode assured that his administration would complete the expansion of the Lagos- Badagry Express Road from Orile to Badagry and also ensure that it completes work on the light rail from Okokomaiko to CMS.
The National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who was also present at the rally, urged all residents of Lagos and Nigerians not to be deceived again by the antics of President Goodluck Jonathan who painted the pitiable picture of a candidate from a modest background to deceive Nigerians during his first term in office.
He said Nigerians are tired of lack of stable electricity supply and do not want that to continue just as the present Federal Government has not been able to pay the insurance premium of the military and the police despite the dangers they are exposed to.
Tinubu urged all Nigerians to vote massively on March 28 to elect General Muhammadu Buhari and all National Assembly candidates of the APC whilst also doing the same on April 11 for Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos and all State House of Assembly and governorship candidates of the APC nationwide.