Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola and eight others yesterday converged in Owerri, Imo State to felicitate with the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha on his second anniversary in office.
Speaking at the occasion used to mark Imo Freedom Day, Fashola said the All Progressive Congress (APC) is the party that will take Nigeria to her place in the committee of nations as a real giant of Africa. He said the party is irrevocably committed to giving power and choice to the people adding that despite the fact that Nigeria is currently facing a period of enormous challenges, the solution lies within the people.
“Let me also congratulate you for this momentous day that you commemorate and the progress that I have seen as well as the support that your numbers and presence here represents for the government that you have chosen for yourself”, he said. Speaking at the occasion, the Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima said the governors from the opposition parties are in the APC not for the sake of grabbing power but to redefine the meaning and concept of modern governance.
The Governor of Nassarawa State, Alhaji Tanko Al Makura appealed to the people of Imo State to reject the aspersions, insinuation and stigmas being cast on the APC saying it is not true. He enjoined the people to continue to support the government of Owelle Rochas Okorocha who is a true son of Imo State and that Nigeria and is embarking on reformation and not just transformation of the State.
In his address, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi said the APC is an idea whose time has come adding that no amount of tanks, intimidation put on the way of the governors can stop the impending change.
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun charged all supporters of the APC to be determined to ensure that the merger succeeds. The Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said Imo State is witnessing transformation under Okorocha and charged all voters and supporters of the APC to ensure that a decision is made to take back Anambra State to the fold of the progressives.
“The APC must win in all the South East States and after that they will go South -South and also take the remaining states in the South West that is out of our control until we will win Nigeria”, Governor Aregbesola said. Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said he has taken a trip round the city and can see contractors working on various development projects in Imo State under the leadership of Owelle Okorocha. Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi said Imo State has advanced and is being transformed by a man who is performing and whose achievements are not on the pages of newspapers but can be seen by everyone.