Friday, 1 August 2014

Okorocha advises political appointees on 2015 gov race

Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has told senior political appointees in his government willing to contest the 2015 governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress,( APC), to declare immediately .. Governor said this while addressing leaders ,officials of the party as well as aspirants on the ticket of the party in the state, stating that nobody should withhold his ambition because of him and that every member of APC willing to contest for the governorship seat of the state should throw his hat into the ring, assuring that there would be a level playing ground for all aspirants in the selection of candidates of the party. The governor told the party stakeholders that the party would have mock primary on September 1, which would precede the main primary; adding that the mock primary would be community- based because the candidates the party would back in the primary would be the persons who had more popular support from the people in the communities that made up their respective local government areas ,state constituencies, federal constituencies or the senatorial zones. According to the governor, the people at the grassroots must be fully involved and that the party would press for popular candidates that will win elections for the party no matter the ir zone s, charging the aspirants to go home and mobilise people Governor Okorocha said, “every aspirant must face his community. All party members must be involved. It is not going to be a few delegates matter. There will be no Government House candidates or Governor Okorocha’s candidates. ‘

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