Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has revealed that the state would conduct the local government election in June this year to elect local government chairmen and councillors.
He also advised the Imo State House of Assembly to tidy up the local government laws without delay for the June election.
The governor spoke at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, on arrival from a foreign trip. He , however , stressed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is weak in the South-East and would take the needed steps to strengthen the party in the zone, so as to inject life into President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign structures in the zone.
His words :“Let those criticizing this endorsement present their own aspirant if they think that what they have is better than what we have endorsed so that the people can look at the whole of them and make their choice. You don’t criticize an action you do not have a better option”.
According to the Governor, “the APC Primary in Imo is going to be very transparent. It is going to be open. The world will be made to watch it. There will be no short-cut. Anybody who wins the Primary becomes the candidate of the Party.”
He further stated “The Constitution is very clear, and it is a guiding principle upon which all democratic activities rotate. Our endorsement is not unconstitutional as the constitution has stipulated what a candidate must possess. Our candidate or aspirant possesses those qualities; so there is nothing unconstitutional in what we are doing in rescue mission of Imo State”.
Okorocha stated that “if I had chosen somebody else, maybe they would have been happy because they will believe they will defeat the person but there is something about Uche Nwosu that is scaring them, that if Uche starts, they may lose out. Let me advise all the political parties and all oppositions, internal and external, to please present us as a matter of urgency, their own candidates who is better than our own candidate so that Imo people will choose who is a better candidate.”
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