From Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) yesterday dismissed claims by Governor Rochas Okorocha, that the party is dead in Imo State, declaring that APGA will chase the governor out of the Government House in 2015.
Speaking in Abuja yesterday during the inauguration of the party’s caretaker committee, National Chairman, Chief Victor Umeh, said Okorocha’s days are numbered.
Okorocha, who was elected on APGA platform in 2011, is now a member of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC). He failed in his bid to take APGA to the newly-registered party. On Tuesday, he declared that APGA was dead in Imo.
But Umeh dismissed the claim as baseless and unfounded, saying that APGA is entrenched in the state and cannot be uprooted by the APC.
The APGA chairman recalled that it was on APGA ticket that Okorocha won his first election as a politician. He expressed sadness that the same man who enjoyed such rare privilege, turned around to despise it.
On the controversial signing of the abortion law by Okorocha, the APGA Chairman said it was regrettable that such legislation that insults the sensibility of many residents of the state was signed by him. He apologised to the electorate that APGA gave them a person like Okorocha as governor, describing him as a disappointment .
The APGA boss insisted that Okorocha’s APC cannot win Imo, reiterating that APGA will reclaim the state in the next election.
Urging the new executive of the party to go the extra mile to take APGA to all the nooks and crannies, Umeh said that APGA remained a party to beat in Imo and other South-East states.
He promised the executive of support, saying the party must work together to sack Okorocha from office.
Umeh who praised Senator Chris Anyanwu and Chief Martins Agbaso for their commitments to the growth of the party, assured that APGA would always stand with the people.
The caretaker committee is chaired by Chidi Onuzo . Other members include David Iwuagwu( deputy Charman) Ndubuisi Okoroikpa(Secretary),Obinna Ibe, Joh Iwuala,Chibuzor Nwaeme, Diaa Nwakanma,Ben Ogbuehi,Eugene Obi,Emeka Nwankwo,Okeke Ebere and cecilia Ugochi Chibueze( Women Leader).