Despite his historic low approval rating as Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has boasted that his party will rule Nigeria for a very long time both in the state and at national level.
Mr. Okorocha, who has attained a comic status due to his littering of the state with statues of people with no connection to Imo and appointment of his own sister as commissioner of happiness, said this in a statement to newsmen on Tuesday, dismissing plans by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to retake power in 2019.
He urged members of the APC to remain steadfast and be proud of the party.
The governor called on leaders and members of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state “to remain steadfast and also be proud that their party is in power both in the state and at the federal level.
The statement read, “The governor equally told the party members to be boastful of the monumental achievements of the party’s administration in the state which have exceeded all that the administrations before him had achieved.
“He assured the party members that APC would retain power in the state and at the national level for a long time and urged them to disregard the claims by other parties that they would return to power in 2019.
“The governor also celebrated Christmas for the party officials at the state, local government and ward levels with cash, and told them to continue to work for the progress of the party because APC is in power to retain it with visible achievements.”
Contrary to Okorocha’s delusion, Imo people disapprove of the way he has ran the affairs of the state. Apart from mismanagement and squandering of the state resources, Imolites also accuse Okorocha of turning the state into a family enterprise.