Monday, March 24, 2014

Okorocha May Dump APC To Seek Vice-President Ticket


Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, may leave the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) to retain his seat in 2015 or realize his ambition to occupy a presidential or vice-presidential post, the Daily Post reports.
From left to right: Sharon Ikeazor, Senator Chris Ngige, Senator Annie Okonkwo, Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha, Senator Osita Izunaso at an APC rally in Awka on 23 August 2013. Credit: Reporters 365
He had led a part of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to merge with three other parties that formed the APC in July 2013.
According to Daily Post, Okorocha may now leave the party because of uncertainty on whether he would get the APC V-P candidate slot.
Besides, the APC has not gained vast support in Imo and in the South-East region, while Okorocha's colleagues are solidly behind President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election ambition.
At the moment, the Igbo community considers him the 'black sheep' for feeling comfortable in the APC, a party that is likely to settle for somebody from the North.
They would rather support Jonathan, a southerner, than a northerner who may never include people of the region in the scheme of things.
However, reportedly neither APGA nor Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are willing to have Okorocha back because of the fear that he may use them and dump.
His best option thus appears to be the the Peoples Progressive Alliance (PPA), whose founder and former Abia governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has financial strength and still controls a number of loyalists that can re-engineer party structures to garner support for Okorocha’s re-election.

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