The Director General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, on Monday said the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha was free to leave the All Progressives Congress, APC, if he desires.
Speaking with journalists before the inauguration of state chairmen of the party at the APC national secretariat in Abuja, Okechukwu said Okorocha’s actions and inaction had caused the APC setback in the last four years in the South-East region.
The VON boss said the recent development where Okorocha’s followers lost in the party’s congresses followed a plan to reposition the party to win elections in the South-East.
Okechukwu insisted that the APC will win the 2019 general elections, including parliamentary seats and governorship seats in the South-East.
According to Okechukwu, “At least there are more than 60 political parties now, Okorocha is free to join any of his choice. Though, we are not forcing him to leave, what we are saying is we have taken the leadership out of his hands because he was playing God.
“He was personalising power, so the majority of the leadership and membership of the APC in the South-east said ‘Thank you, so far so good enough is enough’.
“So what I am just saying is that he was at liberty to leave APC. But let nobody anywhere think that the APC will lose because we have retrieved the party from him. No. APC is the winner as a political party. Mr president is going to get more votes, we are going to win more parliamentary seats, more governorship seats without him.
“In my place when the bird is dancing on the main road, it means there is a drummer in the bush and I am pointing at the drummer of all that is happening in the South-east.
“But luckily, majority, over 90 per cent of the leadership and membership of the APC in the South-east has said enough is enough to our former leader, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.”