2019: Suspended Okorocha canvasses Igbo support for Buhari

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha has appealed to Igbo race to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming general elections.

Okorocha made the appeal two days after his suspension by the National Working Committee of the APC as the leader of the party in Imo state.

Okorocha who was sighted standing behind Buhari during the party’s presidential campaign in Owerri, Imo state on Tuesday said Buhari has done well to Igbos to deserve their votes.

My President, you are a man of destiny. Your victory come 2019 has been signed and sealed. You love the Igbos and you have always demonstrated that,” he said.

“You took Chuba Okadigbo and Edwin Umezuoke at different times to be your running mates. No good result came from all that. It will be wrong for anybody to say that you don’t love Ndi-Igbo. Whoever says that is lying,” Okorocha added.

Rochas Okorocha, the state governor, is supporting the candidacy of Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law who has since left the APC and joined the Action Alliance (AA) as its gubernatorial candidate in Imo.

However, Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, is backing Hope Uzodimma, the party’s candidate.

During the rally,  Oshiomhole said that APC is not in alliance with any other party for the March 2 governorship election.

“We are not in alliance with any other party. Our stance is clear and our sole governorship candidate is Hope Uzodinma,” he said before handing over the party’s flag to him (Uzodinma).

Also, President Buhari during his address told the crowd that the achievements of his administration could only be consolidated at the state level with the support of the party faithful.

“I assure you that the government will continue to strengthen the economy through sustainable programmes such as TraderMoni,” he said.