Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has dismissed his suspension by the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) as “irrelevant” and of little consequence as the party lacks the national appeal to enable Ndigbo make any significant breakthrough in the political leadership of the country.
Reacting to his suspension on Sunday, Rochas, who is in Atlanta Georgia, USA attending the Imo State Congress of America 2013 national convention, said all his actions have always being guided by promoting the interest of Ndigbo and promised to continue to take steps to assist Igbo in regaining their rightful place in the political equation of Nigeria.
Information Nigeria recalls that Gov. Okorocha was suspended on Saturday by his party, APGA, over his open romance with the newly-formed All Progressive Congress (APC) which was deemed an anti-party activity.
While defending his membership of the APC, the governor stressed that the political fortunes of Ndigbo lie in the new mega opposition political party.
“APC remains the best vehicle to promote the interest of our people. PDP has marginalized the South East and has nothing to show for all its years in power,” he said.
Gov. Okorocha urgred Igbo to embrace the APC saying the party guarantees equity and political opportunities which the ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lacks.
He described the APC as a national party made up of progressive elements determined to ensure equitable distribution of political offices to all tribes in the country.
He further explained that as one of the tripod on which the country stands, the APC was set to redress the injustices to Ndigbo made by the PDP and urged all progressives South Easterners to queue up behind the new party and ensure it produces the next leaders of the country at all levels.