​Vote Okorocha as APC’s only South East governor, party begs Imo electorate

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Ahead of Saturday’s governorship re-run in Imo State, the South East chapter of the All Progressives Congress has appealed to the people of the State to return Governor Rochas Okorocha, the candidate of the party.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the April 11 governorship election in the state inconclusive and fixed the re-run for April 25.

Before the election was declared inconclusive, Mr. Okorocha was already leading his Peoples Democratic Party challenger, Emeka Ihedioha, by 385,671 votes to 306,142.

But rising from a strategic committee meeting in Enugu on Monday, the APC asked the people to vote overwhelmingly for Mr. Okorocha in the coming poll.

“We urge the good people of Imo State to complete the good works they have started, for a vote for Owelle Rochas Okorocha is a golden vote to retain the only egg Ndigbo has in the basket of the new Nigeria General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB) is constructing,” the party said in a statement by its spokesperson, Osita Okechukwu said.

The party reminded the people of Imo State that every other geo-political zone, including the South-South where President Goodluck Jonathan comes from, has at least an APC governor, insisting that the South East should not be the only exception.

It lamented that the Igbo race lost the opportunity to produce the Senate President because it put all its eggs in one basket adding that the Igbos might also lose that of the speaker of the House of Representatives for not voting a ranking federal legislator from the zone.

It said, “Habba, our people how do we explain marginalisation this time around when we have the opportunity to join the victory party. We all know how influential the governors and their forum are and therefore can we shoot ourselves in the foot by blandly voting PDP?

“Is not shameful that the great Ndigbo, one of the tripods in our dear country, out of sentiment is missing in the National Order of Precedence – President, Vice President, Senate President if care is not taken Speaker, and Chief Justice of Nigeria? This lacuna makes it imperative for us to have one of our governors in the Progressives Governors Forum.”

The party said it had repeatedly made passionate appeal to Ndigbo before the March 28 and April 11 elections not to put all its eggs in one basket.

“We appealed to Ndigbo not to put all the eggs in one basket. We reminded our people of Senator Chuba Okadigbo’s premonition that GMB (Muhammadu Buhari) will form the bedrock upon which PDP will be shoved aside. Tabugbo ! Today is early, for our people to decide.”


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  • Nkuu

    APC, what is shameful? Ndigbo chose to vote for Jonathan/PDP. If Ndi Imo wants they will vote for Okorocha but they will not do so because it will be shameful to vote for PDP. APC should stop acting/talking like people without brains!!!

    • Nkuu


      • sylvester

        All the insult against Igbo’s is uncalled for . The name calling is by people who are offended by the fact the Igbo’s voted against apc. I thought politics is a game of choice and intrest. Some are giving politics a new definition.

    • amazing2012

      Igbos brain is not only missed but Program to hate, protected on pride and acted in vengeance ! They are cursed and failure is in their DNA !

      • igbo kwenu.

        Its obvious u breath thru ur anus. Ndi Igbo are the most loving tribe in this Nation. We don’t hate any tribe, right now we re the most hated bc we voted 4 PDP.
        Ndi Igbo now are not Ndi Igbo b4, we will match any tribe that tries rubbish wit us one on one.

        • amazing2012

          Just as you have been failing in everything you do ! If blood sucking coward ojukwu will failed and run to leave behind wen and children then I wonder how ogogoro Igbos and criminals can succeed !!

          • Nkuu

            Criminals are Yorubas and everyone knows it except Yorubas like you: Help your brothers and sisters languishing in prisons. Stop hiding the information. We all know where Yorubas are serving jail time:

            Google Nigeria credit card fraudsters in New Jersey to see what Yorubas are up to….habitual criminals

      • afo ngo

        lol i womder why ppl talk without look around.igbo no bi bager.with or without Apc God eyes is on our

      • Nkuu

        Maybe you should begin by going back to night school since day school has failed you. I make this statement because you do not even know the difference between failing & winning, and that says a lot:

        In my school days I was taught that people who do these things are WINNING (not failing):

        1. Igbos have many more professors in Nigeria and also in diaspora

        2. Igbos are on average the wealthiest and richest Nigerians

        3. Igbos have the highest standard of living (not only measured in terms of wealth) among Nigerians

        4. Igbos have the highest number of candidates & passing rates, in relation to the number of candidates, in Jamb

        5. Igbos have the highest number of candidates & passing rates, in relation to he number of candidates, in WAEC.

        6. Igbos on average have the highest cutoff mark in JAMB & WAEC

        • amazing2012

          Your biased analysis is absurd so when did the ekitians become less educated than quasi-trading race who specialise in fraud and substandard products. ?
          Upon all your unscientific/unsourced statistics, Igbos as race failed in every collective decision they made. How can you translate success especially in knowledge (according to your myopic thinking and failure in practice ?

          • Nkuu

            Lol…Imo State alone have more professors than Ekiti State. Ask and ye shall find.

            “How can you translate success especially in knowledge…”

            I take it that you were under the influence when you were writing the above…hmmmm

  • Has it ever occurred to pro-pdp campaigners what the country had become had GEJ won the elections? With a depleted financial position, Nigeria would have been a nation of Kwashiokor children.

    • Eastern voice

      liar. shallow reasoning.

      • Where is the lie in what Dr Okonjo Iweala affirmed that the nation is broke.That the exchange rate climbed to over N230 to the US dollar but only appreciated due to the Buhari win.
        What is the lie that GEJ and Diezani looted the economy dry and that most states cannot pay the remuneration of their staff.What is the lie that despite the looting , GEJ could only claim achievements in dilapidated 1890 locomotive trains running on the old gauge that takes over three days between Lagos and Kano.Is it a lie that most of the OBJ built but GEJ commissioned power plants are yet to supply power or the 13 one block gej universities and/or the obj nomadic schools now converted to almajiri schools. GEJ must be made to vomit all the stolen trillions now used to bribe traditional rulers during the last presidential elections.

        • Eastern voice

          Your argument continues to baffle me. They still remain very shallow illogical. Anyway going back to original issue, Ndigbo have chosen to play full opposition in the coming dispensation. We don’t want any black sheep in our midst. PDP must take over Imo state to consolidate the opposition platform

    • Alex Rajis

      Your comment lacks substantiated or corroborated evidence, hence, you’ve not contributed anything intellectually meaningful. Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
      -Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • amazing2012

    Beg them ? They are cursed race hence all their decisions are bound to fail. Igbos have failed and will continue to fail because of their sentiment, hate and arrogance !

    • Wilson

      I wouldn’t degenerate to the level you have decided to go by responding in like manner. I can only blame premium times for this gross irresponsibility. This is just so not acceptable more so when the whole world is renouncing the highly condemnable xenophobic attacks going on in SA.What a shame!

      • amazing2012

        Last year the Igbos proposed to give those they regards as strangers an ID card. unfortunately Igbos live in other places than any tribe in the country. When other want to do the same, the Igbos quickly retrieve their plan. Igbos they don’t believe Nigeria, their parent have succeeded in planting discord in their heart and vengeance in their mind.

        • Nkuu

          Yesooo lol…kai…bad belly go kill people ooo

          Thank you for teaching us that your LOSERS believe in Nigeria because your LOSERS can be seen developing all parts of Nigeria.

          EWU YORUBA

        • Scrutiny

          I thought it was this same Rochas Okoroacha who is now being promoted by APC and sympathisers like you(?) that came up with that crazy idea of specifically documenting northerners. To the best of my knowledge, this idea never gained traction in any other part of Igbo land

    • Eastern voice

      What is your definition of failure? It’s people of your race who will never survive outside Government that are real failures. Igbos do not need your government patronage to prosper. Even when as a matter of national policy, Igbos were given twenty pounds irrespective of the balance in their accounts, they survived and today owns more than 50% of real property assets in Nigeria today.

      • amazing2012

        …….50% of real estate in Nigeria ? If your “dream” is true than Igbos are daft to be asking of dividing the nation, which automatically translate to losing no such huge venture. Again it mean Igbos are sick to own such properties out of their shores.

  • Taster

    Don`t worry mr Osita – the imolites are voting for pdp come this weekend n your apc`s alhaji okorocha can go govern sambissa.

  • Alex Rajis

    Do we want to subscribe to a federation of one-party state? I posit not. Our aim should be provisioned to obtain more than a one-party state in order to maintain checks and balances in the business of administering governance. The electorate need not be cajoled by the South East chapter of the All Progressives Congress to elect any candidate on the premise, if the state fails to re-elect a candidate from a ruling party, the electorates will be disenfranchised. I think people of Imo State are wise and prudent. The analogy of “putting one’s eggs in a single basket” inversely advocates “if you can’t beat them join them” mentality. My perspective is that politicians should remain loyal to their respective party in defeat and not switch parties. Moreover, politicians shouldn’t be driven by inordinate ambition rather by patriotism and selflessness in serving their nation and their constituencies. May the most qualified candidate prevail; that’s where I stand.

  • blackdove

    Please avoid attacking or condemning any race and focus on individual records and achievements.

  • Paul Graham

    Ndi IMO will not disappoint as imonites don’t play follow follow politics. IMO people are wise and not prepared to take a back sit so Okorocha will prevail. Okorocha is the Owan ne tiri Ndigbo.

  • Paul Graham

    FREE EDUCATION is the best thing ever to happen in IMO State. IMO people will not throw the baby away with the birth water. Owu ruo ogu no mare!

  • Paul Graham


  • burning spear

    Here’s a known list of Tinubu’s wealth and businesses, acquired through fraud and stealing. You decide when you finish reading this “Not so long” list!
    Remember he has 15 foreign bank account including in US & UK
    1. Oriental Hotel
    2. Falomo Shopping Complex
    3. First Nation Airline
    4. Lekki Concession Company
    5. Apapa Amusement Park
    6. Maiyegun Land Project
    7. The Nation Newspaper
    8. Renaissance Hotel
    9. Tejuoso Market (Joint ownership)
    10. Ikeja Shopping Mall
    11. TV Continental
    12. Converted Lagos Poly land for TVC
    13. Owned NNPC Office building in Lagos
    14. Radio Continental
    15. Owned School of Nursing building in Lagos
    16. Tax Collector of Lagos State (owns Alpha Beta, a company Prof. Osinbajo is a director)
    17. Wife is a member of the National Assembly
    18. Son-in-law is a member of the National Assembly
    19. Daughter is the President-General of Market Women Association in Lagos (After Tinubu’s mother)
    20. Two of his nephews given tickets to Lagos State House of Assembly
    21. N4 billion government financed property for self
    at Queens Drive, Lagos.
    22. Owned Royal Gardens Estate, Lekki and a host of others including choice Lagos State Lands he connered to himself, family members and cronies.
    23. He is supporting and Financing Buhari not because he loves him or Democracy but because he wants to expand his resource grabbing to the Federal level including oil blocs of the Niger Delta.

    • G2000

      The first two are not true, I’m sure a good number of the entities on this list may belong to him, but lets not get carried away. The owners of oriental are the owners of wempco a chinese owned industrial group with many factories in nigeria, falomo shopping complex is being built by a former md of UBA.

    • Ade

      Your madness is incurable. What is the connection between your posting and the news item..?

  • Joe761

    Okorocha negleted Oguta people and all the surrounding communities, the Oguta golf course and Oguta Motel are in bad shape because of his personal vendatta. Took part of oguta land and created a new autonomous community. He has ignored calls for him to explain what he did to federal allocations to the state and local governments.