2019: PDP Making Mockery Of S/East With VP Slot – Okorocha

Rochas OkorochaGovernor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State yesterday described the reported zoning of the vice presidential slot to the South-East geo-political zone by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, come 2019 as “mockery of Ndigbo”.
Okorocha’s position was contained in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, and made available to reporters in Owerri, the state capital.
The statement said: “My first reaction is that the whole thing is a mockery of the South-East zone and her people, especially when one remembers that the PDP has suddenly felt that the South-East could occupy the Vice-President position for the 2019 election. This is also coming one year after it had lost power, and it does not have the slightest chance of winning the 2019 poll. Indeed, the PDP is just making mockery of the South-East”.
Noting that the PDP was in power for 16 years during which time it never considered the South-East, a major bloc in the country, for either the office of the Vice President or any of the sensitive positions in the country, the governor faulted the sudden remembrance of the zone for the number two position in 2019.
“They are just waking up from their slumber after being out of power”, Okorocha said. “The PDP never allowed the South-East to have the president, the Vice-President, the Senate President, the speaker of House of Representatives, and so on. The South-East totally lost out in the PDP government”.
Addressing the issue of federal government projects, Governor Okorocha argued that the South-East had a very rough experience under the PDP.
“All the federal roads in the zone were death traps until the party was voted out of power. The second Niger Bridge became endless pit for the PDP. Some oil locations belonging to some states in the zone were taken away and given to other states outside the zone. It was a hopeless situation for the zone in PDP”, Okorocha lamented.