Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has advised Abia State indigenes to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the yet-to-be registered All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2015 general elections.
Okorocha, who spoke yesterday when a delegation under the platform of Igbo Rescue Mission from Abia State paid him a visit at the Government House in Owerri, described APC as a child of circumstance arising from the failure of the PDPled Federal Government to deliver quality and good governance to Nigerians.
He said: “The new party, which represents a coalition of major opposition parties in Nigeria, is now being positioned to provide the credible and acceptable platform that will enthrone the leadership Nigerians desire in 2015.”
The governor decried the alleged marginalisation of the South-East by the ruling PDP, pointing out that the party had continually denied Ndigbo the five principal positions, which he listed as the office of the President, Vice-President, Senate President, Speaker House of the Representatives and chairmanship of the party.
Okorocha, however, urged Ndigbo to engage in politics that would guarantee them national relevance.
Speaking earlier, the leader of the group, Chief Ben Udensi, and Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ebere Uzoukwa, said that they were at the Government House to demonstrate support and solidarity to the governor for his vision and leadership qualities.
They also praised the governor for providing robust good governance to the people.