Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has declared the readiness of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to retain power in the state for the next twenty-four years.
Okorocha, who spoke yesterday when he met state party leaders, including those from the 27 local government areas, also expressed the determination of the party to remain strong in the state in particular and the South-East geo-political zone in general.
While assuring that that the local government elections would be conducted as soon as the court cases involving the councils were addressed, the governor stressed that the party would have an integral role to play in the administration of the state.
He also gave an assurance to clear all outstanding salaries and sustain the actions being taken to sanitize the system.
He stated that workshops would be organised for party officials at all levels in the state to keep them abreast of what their role should be in the policy thrust of his administration.
On the yet-to-be constituted state executive council, Okorocha assured that he would soon appoint commissioners just as he promised that the next four years of his administration would be worthy of celebration.
“The Community Government Council [CGC] is to be re-structured to make it functional and more effective. We are also going to review the performances of the party in the booths at all levels during the last elections.
“A committee will also be set up to look into the cases or reports of party members or leaders who erred in one way or the other especially during the elections.
“The party will look into the case of erring members”, he said.
The Deputy Chairman of the APC in the state, Hon. Ugochukwu Nzekwe, who spoke to reporters at t the end of the meeting, said the party would work in sync with Governor Okorocha to make progress, adding that the party would sustain the tempo it generated during the elections.