Governor Rochas Okorocha

The Director General (DG) of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not feel the effects if Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State chooses to leave the party.

He made this known while speaking to newsmen on Monday at the party’s National Secretariat.

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The VON DG said that the party would win the 2019 general elections, including parliamentary seats and governorship seats with his absence in the party.

Okechukwu said: “At least, there are more than 60 political parties now, Okorocha is free to join any of his choice. Though, we are not forcing him to leave, what we are saying is we have taken the leadership out of his hands because he was playing God. He was personalizing power. So, the majority of the leadership and membership of the APC in the south-east said ‘thank you’, so far so good enough is enough.

“From day one, he kept us where we are in the APC government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because in that meeting where he insisted he must run for Presidency, he was virtually aware that there is a convention called zoning, he is not a small boy, he is a brilliant person.

“We made it known that the leaders of the South West, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu had met with Muhammadu Buhari and our group the then defunct CPC had said we are going to vote for you.

“We thank the people of Imo State, Osita Izunanso and others. They did so well. They have killed a lion.”