ABUJA—CHAIRMAN of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Governors’ Forum and Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, said the party has not managed its victory properly, as there were hunger and serious hardship in the country. Governor Okorocha, who was at the National Assembly tobetween the President Muhammadu Buhari-led executive and the legislature, which have been having frosty relationship, stated that there was anger among members of the ruling party, the APC.
He said that in the next few weeks, President Buhari will be bringing the members of the party together to ensure amicable resolution of the problem threatening to tear the party and promised that the party will soon be rebranded. This came as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara said that the party will not afford to fail the people that voted them into power, even as he said the legislators are loyal party members.
Okorocha said: “As you can see, this is my very first time coming to the office of the Speaker. I have come here to look at issues as it affects our nation, our party in particular. I have been to the national office of our party and I have had meeting with the national working committee.
“I have also visited the Senate, where we also had deliberations and I am here with the leadership of the House where we have also deliberated on a lot of issues on how to move our nation forward and how to move our party forward. “Today we are proud to say APC is not an opposition party, it is the ruling party of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“This victory of ours is very dear to us, but we are concerned that our victory so far has not been properly managed due to anger, bitterness among the members of our party at different levels and at different cadres. “This calls for concern and that is why we are trying to bridge the gap to close ranks on how to unite, provide governance, leadership to our people, Nigerians and also move our party forward. “It is true that our nation is going through difficult times, but with unity of purpose, we shall overcome. There have been so many complaints and distrusts, confusion and we have resolved as a people, as governors, as senators as federal House members, as national working committee members to come together and resolve these issues once and for all. “The president will be talking to the party and the leadership very soon on this matter. Nigerians expect so much from us and at the end of it all,nigerians will not ask us how far have you dealt with each other, but they will ask us how much food have we put on the table of the common man…?”