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Thursday, 3 November 2016

One year after, APC hasn't been able to manage its God-given victory-Rochas Okorocha

Imo state Governor and Chairman of the APC Governors forum, Rochas Okorocha, has said that APC has not been able to manage its God-given victory very well, one year and several months after the party won the presidential election.

Okorocha said this when he paid a visit to APC members in the Senate. He visited the Senators to seek solutions to the cold relationship between the executive arm of government, the National Assembly and the party

"I am here because I am a stakeholder. I am here as the Chairman of the Progressives Governors' Forum - your friends and colleagues in the struggle. Mr. Senate President, leaders of these great Senate, you may recall a few years ago that we were all in the trenches, in battle, asking for change in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I recall vividly the role most of you played in that very struggle. We became a government when no one gave us a chance to be so. And shortly, Nigerians believed in us and entrusted us with the responsibility of leading this nation. But one year and several months after, we have not been able to manage this God-given victory very well and it is very worrisome, Mr. Senate President. That Nigerians expects so much from us but yet we seem to be in crisis within ourselves. Not crisis made by the opposition parties but crisis created by ourselves for ourselves and which has kept us in total difficult position that we are not making the headway we need to make as a party. One wonders then what went wrong. Where did we get it wrong? And after these troubles and after the much hope we have given to Nigerians, we still cannot work together as a party, as a family. And I noticed particularly that there is so much bitterness in the system - from the party, from the legislature, from the executive, from the governors - and it seems to me like there is no more platform for us to chant those old songs which we used to sing in the days of struggle for change. One wonders, was this what we were asking for or was this the change we were asking for. 
I think Nigerians expect so much from us and at the end of it all. Nigerians will not ask us, how many of each other we have been able to destroy or how many we have been able to bring down. But they will ask us how many plates of food have we put on the table of the common man who elected us. So, I am here Mr. President of the Senate to call for unity among us and our party. And to sheath our sword in whatever form anger has gotten to us. We noticed and we know that we are a party in majority at the National Assembly and we are a party with majority in the number of governors - state houses of assembly - but we notice there is no cordial relationship between the Governors, the Executive and the legislature. And let me reemphasize that in all these arms of government, it is only the legislature with the executive that are the elected members. Not the Judiciary. And Nigerians will hold us responsible as the executive and legislative arms of government. So, we must act quickly to ensure peace reigns among us. I have discussed with the party - that was my first point of call - to seek what we must do to forge a way forward. 
The Governors recently met with the President all in a bid to move this party forward and bring about unity. Today, I am before you, the Senate President, number three citizen of this country and I ask you to use your wisdom to bring peace among our party. We need to enjoy that very vibrancy for which the National Assembly has been known for. We need to enjoy those things that PDP used to enjoy when they were a majority in the National Assembly. The APC government must see you as majority in the National Assembly not minority in the house. My Senate President, my Senate President, my Senate President, to whom much is given, much is expected and two wrongs can never make a right. It takes one arm of a relationship to make good the other. I liken my situation to what I see in my own government that it is difficult to succeed as an executive if you do not have the proper support of the legislature. 
I will appeal that we make amends where possible to ensure smooth running of the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. And we intend again, to hold a meeting between the executive, the legislature and the governors and the presidency as soon as possible. I may suggest that His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, has also agreed to address the leadership of our party very soon. But before then, I think all the rough edges must be smoothened. So we can truly tell the world that we are the government in power - our government is in the majority. Again, I want to thank you for the time taken to receive me and pray that this very visit would mark a new beginning in our relationship. Thank you"he said

38 comments:

JEMBETE(KEY-POINT) said...

HOW UNA GO GET PIS WEN UNA NO FIT GIV EVEN ONE PROMISE WEY UNA MAKE, INSTEAD OF UNA TO EVEN MAITIAN D WAY UNA MIT AM, UNA JUST WORSEN EVERYTIN

OSINANL said...

clueless

Joyous Babe Lindaikeji First Cousin said...

clueless party.

Joyous Babe Lindaikeji First Cousin said...

clueless party.

Wilson Powex said...

Na over sabi people full the party, what else do you expect


Na wa for wire road

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

We await dem


...merited happiness

livingstone chibuike said...

ThankGod u knw nd d secret behind it is incompetency

Chizzy Liz said...

***********************coming from dix rogue..... Ayam chilling

Bonita Bislam said...

Now I believe the bickering that this party wasn't prepared for power when they came in. Some of us voted em coz we wanted a dissent from the bulshit PDP was feeding us with.
But after a year of this administration being in power, I'm disappointed to say true change has eluded us

Zenki Moye Asek said...

He has said it all


Moye says so via BB Passport courtesy LIB

Smith Anele said...

Well said Rochas.. But my problem with you is that you rarely practice what you preach. Please come and take care of Imo states.. Our pensioners are dying in their numbers on daily basis. Civil servans hardly get their basic monthly salaries as at when due..Pay more attention to your state affairs and leave the federal government to handle its affairs squarely.

Anonymous said...

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Uju Phil said...

They have seen nothing yet!

Anonymous said...

Rochas u b fool,start from ur home what have u done in imo state 4 6years now nd u open dat ur rubbish mouth to say what huh!go back home nd make ur state a better place b4 coming out to say all dis thungs u are saying here.the pple i xpected dis kind of advice from is only ambode nd willie obiano,go nd learn from dem nd make ur state a better place .wayo rochas i dey pity imo state

Anonymous said...

ROTF!!! Imbecile calling out retards for low IQ. Rochas, the god-given victory with a small g that you have in your hand, what the fcuk have you done with it? Whose life among the masses has improved because of you? Name just 1000 and state how? Nwamkpi. You are the last person to give advice to anyone or point out errors. If they gave you audience to spew this shit when you are not even accountable to yourself, then the country is in trouble.

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Eziokwu

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we hear

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Anonymous said...

you sir, are part of the problem

Juliet Iwuno said...

I choputas not mbok! Linda take note!

evy claret said...

So you know

Eva Da Diva...

christie benjamin said...

Next??

daniel ubong said...

All this plenty talk,u guys are loosening it already just few time to go!nonsense.

JEMBETE(KEY-POINT) said...

NA BCOS UNA GET AM TRU FRAUD N RIGGING

Odibe Blessing said...

He shld go n siddon joor,dey'r all same.he too has not been able to manage d gov's position

Anonymous said...

But you guys are doing badly

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sholetoga said...

APC members should be ashame of their clueless party. A party of bunch of mofos where the President and his bunch of sawdust brain ministers are as incompetent and clueless as cows.....smh

Chukwuma samuel said...

Hes part of d problem APC has....

Jamila Shaibu said...

Okkkk

Anonymous said...

You Rochas, have you managed your state?? Look at all the bad roads. App has done nothing but "fight corruption ". Absolutely no governance. Let me know of one new road, one hospital, bridge or school built. Nothing not even maintaining what they met on ground.

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Lee Nazi said...

Tchewww.....

Lee Nazi said...

Tchewww...

Anonymous said...

Rochas thunder fire you and your family,see the state you have kept IMO STATE,you and your family will Never know peace,tjis familiocracy u praxctice in my state...idiot Bastard.

Anonymous said...

All natural for senate to approve the billions of dollars to be borrowed so that he will get his own cut.

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