The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Muhammudu Buhari, was nicknamed “Okechukwu” Monday, when he travelled to campaign at the Dan Anyiam stadium in Owerri, Imo.
The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, described Mr. Buhari as the general’s general, who has zero tolerance for corruption.
He nicknamed Mr. Buhari, “Okechukwu”, translated as God’s portion in the local Igbo language.
He also prayed for the demise of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“May the soul of PDP rest in peace. May they never rise again,” he said as he welcomed ex-members of the PDP who defected to the APC.
Those who attended the rally included Chris Ngige, a Senator; Mr. Buhari’s campaign director and Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi; a National Leader of the party and former Abia State Governor, Ogbonnaya Onu.
Addressing the crowd at the stadium, Mr. Buhari said it was his first time in Imo State and encouraged the crowd to vote APC at all levels.
He told the crowd to reflect on the state of the country including the collapsing naira and therefore vote out PDP.
“It is in our interest individually and collectively to vote PDP out,” he said.
He thanked the crowd for their patience even under the sun and assured that the party will emerge victorious at the polls.