If Ojukwu Were Alive, He Would’ve Joined APC – Okorocha

Rochas-OkorochaImo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha in apparent response to some of his critics, who have questioned the rationale behind his dumping of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), on whose back he rode to power for the All Progressive Congress (APC), has declared that if the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu were to still be alive, he would have not only given his consent but would have joined the APC.

Okorocha in a statement on Tuesday, noted that in his lifetime, the late Ojukwu had been concerned on how to launch Ndi-Igbo back to the mainstream of Nigerian politics after the civil war.

“That was why, when he came back from exile in 1982, he did not join the Nigeria Peoples Party (NPP) that was somewhat ethnic, but joined the National Party of Nigeria, NPN, that was national both in outlook and in operations.

“And the NPN then unlike the PDP of today, had an Igbo man as Vice President and other Igbo sons and daughters in sensitive positions”, the statement reads.

Okorocha further stated that the late Ojukwu also joined APGA at the time he did, as a sign of protest against the gross marginalization of Ndi-Igbo by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); with no Igbo son or daughter holding any sensitive position either in the PDP-led federal government or in the party.

“Ikemba Ojukwu would have therefore joined the APC with other progressives across the country having seen the party as the one that has good opportunities for the Igbos, even to become the president of the country.

“Since Ojukwu had died, God gave Governor Okorocha the wisdom and the vision to take Ndi-Igbo to APC. What men and women of goodwill of Igbo extraction should do, is join him for leading the Igbos into APC”, the statement added.

The statement also stated that a total of 637, 000 Imo people registered with the APC during the last registration exercise in the state, which he noted was the highest number any party could muster in the state.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Okorocha is a selfish politician unlike ojokwu. Claiming that ojukwu would have joine Apc is unfounded as the party in question is ethnic oriented. If we trace the political history of okorocha, we find out that he has being moving frm one party to another loking 4 the one that we satisfy his selfish interest even the governor that he worn was in line wt his ambition to becom the presiden t. But i want to stress that joining Apc was the worst mistake he has ever made bc he wil be disappointed

  2. Okorocha is a big fool…..to think dat ojukwu will join his tribalistic tinubu,buhari!!ojukwu is a man of principle!!bt him…(okorocha)is a useless selfish politician…..i wish we can ever do like ghana…..u wil be d first to face d firing squad….

  3. Going by this article, Okorocha, what is your rank or post in the so called party you are dangling about. With this write up I can sense your selfishness. God is very much watching this time around

  4. a man that is born and grown up in the north is always a northerner just like audu okorocha gov of imo state,if not’how can an real igbo man no matter how much politics u play! can his mouth say that if ichie dim eze igbo gburu gburu were to be alife he would have joind an islamic organisation they called apc party in nigeria. infact the gov deserve slap so that he can regain his sences bydeway what good has hausa/fulani brought to igbo land during their years of rulership if no killing us in other to minimise our nunber and thereby islamise the country and deny us our right as they had pacialy done today but to GOD be the glory that we are alive today,if audu okorocha thinks he can decieve us is a capital lie and he has comitted politicle sucied and will never win angthing election in the south east zone,idiotic human been that doesn’t know what his people needs! anu mporma.

  5. OJUKWU FORMED APGA AND U(THESE NOISE MAKERS HERE) KILLED IT WHAT HAS D IGBOS BENEFITED FROM THE PDP SINCE 1999 TIL DATE? APART FROM PETER OBI AND ROCHAS OKOROCHA THAT HAS GIVEN D IGBOS SENSE OF BELONGING. FROM EBONYI TO ENUGU TO ABIA TO IMO BEFORE BEFORE GOD SENT ROCHAS WHAT EMOCRACY DIVIDEND HAS D PDP GOVERNORS GIVEN US?

  6. my broda. dont mind d useless talkertives. what hve. pdp govt. done in igboland sense 1999 to date. those against okorocha. are enemies of igbo race.

  7. Rochas Okorocha, please stop insulting Ojukwu because of your selfish desire which no party in this country can give you.
    Only the Igbos can determine your next political success. believe it or not.

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