Governor of Imo State and Chairman of Progressive Governors’ Forum,
Owelle Rochas Okorocha has said that the governors elected on the
platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, have met and unanimously
agreed that President Muhammadu Buhari deserves second term and have
therefore asked him to declare for second term.
Governor Okorocha gave the hint while answering questions from
Journalists at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport on arrival
from Abuja on Friday, January 17, 2018, Stating that the President has
justified his first term mandate and should have his mandate renewed.
The Imo State governor also informed that the APC governors equally
unanimously endorsed the re-appointment of the former governor of
Rivers State and the Honourable Minister of Transport, Chief Rotimi
Amaechi as the Director-General of Buhari Campaign Organization,
adding that he did very well as the Director-General of the Campaign
outfit in 2015 and should be allowed to repeat the good work.
His words “We have been in Abuja for three days holding meetings of
the Progressive Governors with the APC leadership. We deliberated on
so many issues. First among the very important issues that we
discussed, was the issue of Mr. President’s second term bid and it has
the endorsement of all the governors of APC. There is need for him to
complete his second term as President of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria and he should go ahead to declare”.
He said “We also deliberated and an unanimous decision was reached
that we liaise with the campaign team to be headed by the Minister of
Transport, Chief Amaechi as the Director-General. The governors also
endorsed his re-appointment as the Director-General of the Campaign
team due to his track record during the last election”.
He continued “Four years is not enough to show what the President can
offer. We believe that another four years will bring out the best in
him. The first four years is a very difficult period, and we believe
that as things are stabilizing, he will take Nigeria to the next
level. The Governors have serious responsibilities. All the Governors
were asked to put up a team as the campaign council”.
The governor further stated “We all agreed that we should move the
same way in order to achieve better results. This time, we all agreed
that we governors have serious responsibilities. In the meeting, we
resolved that governors should head other zonal and State outfits of
this campaign. All the governors were asked to put up a team, a
credible team, as members of the Campaign Council”.
He remarked “So, I’m back home to liaise with the people of the
South-East leaders of APC and see how we can come up with a strong
team so that our story in Imo State and South-East would be a
different story unlike what it used to be before. So we urge all
South-Easterners and all of my brothers and Sisters, the Igbos, to
come together now and let’s change our story and play the National
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