The All Progressives Congress, South East Chapter on Sunday blamed Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha for the dismal showing of the party in the region at the last presidential elections. The chapter claimed Okorocha was not committed to the campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari.
The spokesman for the APC South East Chapter, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, made this known in a statement released to the press in Enugu.
The statement reacted to Okorocha’s recent interview in which he blamed Igbos for their exclusion in recent political appointments by Buhari.
The spokesman for the APC South East, Okechukwu said: “Okorocha should take responsibility for Igbo exclusion in the appointments, rather than passing the buck to Ndigbo.”
In the statement titled ‘Governor Rochas Okorocha neither truly campaigned for President Buhari nor APC,’ Okechukwu said, “All one can say is that to the best of knowledge, he neither truly campaigned for President Muhammadu Buhari nor the All Progressives Congress.
“I think that while we blame Ndigbo for putting all our eggs in one basket, we should blame our leaders who genuinely didn’t campaign for President Buhari nor APC candidates in their domain.
“I challenge Governor Okorocha to tell the world how far he assisted Senator Osita Izunaso for his bid for Orlu Senatorial District, his own constituency, and that of Honourables Uche Onyeguocha and Uwajumogu of Owerri and Okigwe districts respectively.”
“This is a man some of us advised not to run against the zoning convention, that it will deny Ndigbo the chance of producing either the chairman or the vice presidential slot and he refused.
“He thought we are in Nollywood,” the APC zonal spokesman added.
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