His Excellency, Governor Rochas Okorocha and All Progressives Congress, APC, Government in Imo state had taken note of the media report credited to the embattled National chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh in which he claimed that his party, APGA would take back Imo State by sacking Governor Rochas Okorocha in the February 2015 election. He was also reported to have said that his party APGA has given Governor Okorocha red card.
First, we take the liberty to say that Chief Victor Umeh’s threat or boasting on how he or his party, APGA would recover Imo state from Governor Okorocha and his APC in 2015 was an empty one, and he knows that. The basic truth is that neither Chief Umeh as a person nor APGA, as a party has the capacity to take away Imo from Governor Okorocha and his party, APC.
Chief Umeh after being the National Chairman of APGA for more than twelve years, and even with Ikemba Odumegwu Ojukwu alive could not win election beyond Anambra state with his APGA, until 2011 when Owelle Rochas Okorocha came and delivered Imo state to the party, a Senator, House of Representatives and Assembly members.
And unfortunately for APGA and Umeh, the man who brought victory to APGA in Imo had left, and even the Senator from Imo on the platform of APGA had also left, and all these only show that, APGA winning another election in Imo, will be like building a mansion in the air.
Even in Anambra state where Chief Umeh comes from, APGA is sick, and if that was not the case, the party would not have needed the “stampede” that characterized the last gubernatorial election in that state to manufacture victory for its candidate.
Again, Chief Umeh’s comments could be more laughable when one remembers that the man and his APGA could not secure his senatorial seat (Anambra Central) for APGA, with Dr. Chris Ngige winning the election on the platform of the then CAN, now APC. If not that the last governorship election in Anambra state developed K-leg, APGA would have lost that election.
So, Chief Umeh should please stop disturbing the peace of Nigerians. Granted, he is a flamboyant politician, but such feat has no contribution to make to electoral victory, otherwise, he would have stopped, at least, Dr. Ngige in his senatorial zone.
And in case Chief Umeh does not know, Governor Okorocha or his party, APC, is never under any threat with regard to the 2015 election in Imo because in less than three years, his administration has done what the people of the state had never seen before in terms of both structural and infrastructural developments.
Senior Special Assistant On Media To The Governor