Okorocha warns Igbo leaders against adoption of candidates

Posted by Jude Aguguo Owuamanam, Owerri | 16 November 2018 | 1,143 times

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•Governor Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has warned Igbo leaders to tow the path of honour and wisdom by avoiding adopting any candidate for the 2019 presidential election. 

He said that President Muhammadu Buhari remains the best alternative for Nigeria and expressed firm belief that Buhari will win in 2019.

Okorocha’s advice followed the reported adoption of the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar by Igbo leaders led by Prof. Ben Nwabueze.

Okorocha said that as a firm believer in All Progressives Congress (APC) and founder of the Party, he will work hard with other committed party members to ensure his own Victory and the Victory of other Candidates of the party they believe can win the 2019 election, adding that he remains in APC and the candidate of the Party for Orlu Zone Senatorial election.

Governor Okorocha also asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to verify the Court Order brought by Chief Hope Uzodinma for which he was listed as the governorship Candidate of APC for Imo State to find out the authenticity or otherwise of the Court Order, contending that the Court Order in question might have been forged.

In the words of Okorocha in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwemeodo,

“On the adoption of a Presidential Candidate by Igbo leaders and their playing partisan politics, my advice is that Igbo leaders should toe the path of wisdom and should not come again adopting a candidate. Mine is an advise that, the Igbos should be careful not to play the same type of very bad politics we played in the past which most of the times, kept us in political wilderness. As a people, we must be wise now and never foreclose the possibility of any presidential Candidate becoming the president tomorrow”.

•Sourced from a Daily Trust report

Source: News Express

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