In what seems like an endorsement, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has described Imo state Governor as one of the those possessed with the ability to take the nation to greater height.
The chairman of the party who made the assertion yesterday at the inauguration of Imo State Liaison Office in Abuja, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has long lost focus and needed to be shown the way out in order to allow a party with fresh ideas to come on board. He said that though there were several others vying for presidency, Okorocha seems to be one of the most resourceful.
“He is obviously one of the most vital resource persons we have. We have several men vying for that position and I am proud to say that he is one of our most vital resource persons. He is obviously a man of vision. You can see that today. He has proved to us that he has rescued his state. We need him to help us rescue Nigeria,” he said.
Oyegun said the APC has the necessary capacity and quality to win the 2015 presidential elections. According to him, the Imo State governor has the capabilities to transform his state within the short period has been in office, adding that the governor is one of the principal actors to draw up a development agenda, which the party intends to unfold in the weeks ahead.
He said APC was proud to be associated with Okoroacha, who is committed to rescuing the country from bad governance.
“You see people smiling and going about their businesses energetically. We know today that there are no more robberies in the state; we know that there is no case of kidnapping in the state. We also know that today, the state is one of the most peaceful places for investment in this nation. He is one of those spearheading change in this country,” he said.
“The APC is not at infancy stage. The APC brought together an agglomeration of experience deriving from the ACN, ANPP, CPC and APGA. The most visionary leader that APGA had is with us now. So the party was not born yesterday.
“We have put together the experiences of these great four parties and we are ready for the battle. We are ready. We are telling the people that the PDP has reached its zenith. It has reached its maximum,” he said.
Speaking in same vein, the former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Silva, said Okorocha represents the true philosophy of change that Nigeria desires.
While addressing the gathering, Okorocha, said what the country needed at the moment was not an ethnic or religious bigot but somebody who can put food on the table of the common man and provide steady power supply as well as other needs of the people.
“There is nothing like Igbo President, there is nothing like Hausa President or Yoruba President. You only have a Nigerian President who may be from anywhere in the country, and also deemphasise these regional or tribal presidents.
“Like I said earlier, give us a man with vision irrespective of where he comes from; give us somebody who can create jobs; give u somebody who can put food on the table of the common man; give us somebody who can provide steady power supply. Let him come from anywhere, we need people who can fix Nigeria,” he said.
Okorocha said PDP had been in power for almost 15 years and nothing to show for it comparatively.
“This shows that they have done their best. Let us commend them for doing their best but they cannot do better than their best. The truth is there is need for a change so that we can get people who can do better.
“They have done their best but their best is not good enough and you cannot give what you don’t have. Even if you give PDP 100 years, there will be no power supply; there would be insecurity and joblessness. So that is why we are saying we want people who can fix Nigeria,” he added.