The Executive Governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha has shed light on his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari whom he paid a visit at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Governor who said he went to the villa to see the president on issues bordering on the politics in the South East zone, told state house correspondents that he had a fruitful talk with the President and that he would be touring the South-East to reassure the people of the region of his goodwill and support.
On his visit, Okorocha said:
“I have come to see the president and to discuss politics as it affects the South East and APC and the way forward, and the politics of APC as it also concerns governance.
“It was a very fruitful meeting. More efforts should be made in the South East to really let the people understand the APC role in Nigeria and in the South East.
“The president was quite receptive and was quite happy with the deliberation that we just had upward of 45 minutes.
The South East before now was not majorly in APC but we have worked out strategies and modalities on how to improve relationship between the people of the South East and APC government.
That was top on the agenda, and the need for the president to come to the South East as quickly as possible to begin to show his presence and luckily the president will come to Ebonyi very soon.
He would pass through Imo State to Anambra State. So, covering three states within this short time is a right step in the right direction because we have come to realize in the South East that we are better off in APC than any other party.
We have more people in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) coming to APC than the number of APC people leaving for PDP. Hardly is there any story of APC people leaving for PDP but we have more PDP coming to APC.
For instance, Ken Nnamani, Orji Uzor Kalu and a host of them have joined APC. These are some of the strategies in making sure that APC becomes bigger in the states…
Today, we have 24 governors and we are also looking forward to see what happens in Anambra State.
In fact, our party is much stronger than it has ever been, even before the last election we had in 2015. The relationship now among members and Federal Government is more cordial. So we are happy that we are in the right direction and that there is no qualm for 2019.”
On Buhari seeking reelection into office in 2019, Governor Okorocha said that the President is qualified and able to run, however, he maintained that there won’t be automatic ticket for him since the party will follow laid down process in selecting its flag bearer.
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