2015: Merger party can’t save Okorocha –Imo PDP

| February 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State, has criticised the recent move by Governor Rochas Okorocha to join forces with the merger party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), saying that the move would not return to the Douglas House in 2015.

The party’s publicity secretary, Chief Blyden Amajirionwu, said that the Okorocha’s decision to dump his party, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), was a threat to his political future especially his ambition to return to the government house.

In the words of Chief Amajirionwu, “The governor’s decision to join the merger party is to his political detriment and not the PDP’s. APGA has rejected him, even Imo citizens. It is obvious that he is at cross road. He cannot decide for the enlightened people of Imo state”.

However, the APGA chairman in the state, Prince Marshal Anyanwu, throws his weight behind the governor saying that “the party is behind the Governor in the merger arrangement.”

Although some members of the party have kicked against the governor’s move, the APGA state chairman stated that, those opposed to the merger arrangement are not in a position to speak for APGA, adding that, “Tim Menakaya’s tenure as a member of the Board of Trustees has expired two months ago and for that he cannot speak for the party”.

Anyanwu further said that the merger arrangement was in the best interest of the nation’s democracy as it would bring healthy competition in a new era of good governance and accountability.

Also in his response, Imo State commissioner for Information, Chinedu Offor, urged the PDP to “mind their business and allow the leaders of the new party to bother with the issues of the merger”. Offor said that “the merger is a grouping of progressives of like minds of which the Governor is one.”

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