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Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by asha80(m): 6:29am On Nov 19, 2013
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/11/battle-apc-soul-imo/ please someone help me post the full article
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by Obiagu1(m): 6:32am On Nov 19, 2013
The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo State is enmeshed in a crisis of identity and ownership. Those from the legacy parties that formed the APC are determined to stop Governor Rochas Okorocha from painting the APC in his personal colours.
To say that things are no longer the same in the newly registered All Progressives Congress, APC, Imo State, is stating the obvious. This crisis of confidence among its members came to its peak with the hoisting of a parallel state executive by those, who claim to be the authentic members of the party.

These APC loyalists, largely drawn from the leaderships of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, All Nigeria People’s Party, ANPP, and Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, pride themselves as “the legacy parties”.
Apparently irked by what they termed “plans by the rebel group from All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, to hijack APC and turn it into a private estate in the state”, the aggrieved “authentic leaders” met in Owerri recently and issued a far reaching communique.
The major plank of the communique was the constitution of a new leadership for the party in the state, arguing that nature abhors vacuum. They rolled out the names of the new interim party leaders as Mazi Nati Iwuagwu, State Chairman, Chief Ahamefula Ibekwe, State Secretary and Mr. Emeka Nkume,State Publicity Secretary. Other party loyalists that made the list include Mrs. Vivian Echeruo, Engr. Adaugo Obi, Ichie Ted Okoro, Mrs. Getrude Ehiriudu, Prince A. C. Dara and Chidi Agbaso.

With the parallel leadership firmly installed, the battle for the soul of APC in Imo State has therefore started. The new leadership was immediately given the mandate to establish similar committees at the wards, polling units and local government levels.
Explaining the ground for their action, the authentic APC leaders said that by virtue of Electoral Act on merger of political parties, only the members of the merged parties, CPC, ANPP and ACN are the legally recognized members of the new party, APC.
It was equally their considered opinion that “no fresh registration has been conducted in Imo APC since the merger, or could legally have taken place in APC Imo State or elsewhere in the country since August 31, 2013”. The group then concluded that every other person that parades himself or herself as a member of APC, is a concessionary member and must await regularization by getting formally registered with the party at his or her ward in the state.

The authentic APC leaders roundly condemned what they called “the audacity with which the concessional members, namely the APGA “rebels,” who are in our midst, are trying to hijack the party at the state, local government area and ward levels with impunity”. Apart from the foregoing, the authentic leaders of Imo APC warned APGA rebels in their midst to “stop the arbitrary constitution of interim officers of the party at all levels”.

Apparently worried by the way the authentic members, including the likes of former governor, Chief Achike Udenwa, Chief Mike Ahamba, SAN, Chief Chukwudi Mayor Eze and host of other chieftains were being sidelined by the “APGA rebels, who were brought in on attachment”, the group opted to draw the attention of party officials at the national level and urged them to take urgent action to mitigate the crisis in the state.
They pointedly told the national leadership of APC that they no longer accept the gospel of a sitting governor in the state until he, Governor Rochas Okorocha, becomes a duly registered member of APC.

Vanguard Politics gathered that Governor Okorocha is not only uncomfortable with the situation in the state but has also complained to the National Headquarters of APC.
He was particularly irked that his membership of APC was being seriously questioned by party loyalists in the state, even as they vowed to approach the court to seek his eventual removal from APC. Although the suggestion put forward by Okorocha to the effect of appointing interim management committee was supported b APC-NEC, he was not too sure that the authentic party men and women would be prepared to be part of the new arrangement.

Reacting to the situation in a telephone interview, a top founding member of APC, Engr. Adaugo Obi, said “the gulf between Okorocha and the aggrieved members of APC in the state was widening by the dawn of each new day”.
She pointedly accused the Governor of not carrying the original owners of the party along, adding that what they have been experiencing was better imagined than experienced.

Meanwhile, there are camps within Imo APC. In line with this development, several meetings have been holding in the homes of the big names in APC, including Chief Achike Udenwa and Chief Mike Ahamba, SAN. The agenda has always been how to resolve the marginalization inflicted on them by Governor Okorocha.
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by asha80(m): 6:40am On Nov 19, 2013
i hope this will not distract rochas from real governance in the state...last thing imo needs now is unecessary politics.
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by ckkris: 8:15am On Nov 19, 2013
This Boko Harem apc will not work in the Southeast.
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by Ngwakwe: 8:45am On Nov 19, 2013
They should leave Rocchas Okorocha alone to diligently give Imo State citizens the attention they deserve.

Love him or hate him, Rochas Okorocha is a man of vision, he got the passion and commitment to take Imo State to a greater height provided he shuns pleasing those political saboteurs and appointing dead brains, thieves as Commissioners and Advisers.

I would prefer Gov. Rochas Okorocha to come back to APGA and let's promote this brand.

Today's politics is all about followership and support base. APGA is free to support any National Party be it APC or PDP provided the price is right.

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Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by Desric(m): 8:45am On Nov 19, 2013
APC does not have any member for now, because the party has not done its registrations yet.
These guys should work in harmony if truly they are for real and have the growth and progress of the party at heart. Its very unfortunate that SE affairs in everything is always the opposite sometime abuse of issues and more. Same scenario is playing out in Abia state.

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Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by Nobody: 9:41am On Nov 19, 2013
asha 80: i hope this will not distract rochas from real governance in the state...last thing imo needs now is unecessary
politics.


Which real governance in the state are you talking about. rochas is a disgrace he must go
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by Japhtee(m): 9:55am On Nov 19, 2013
Rochas made d biggest mistake of his life by joining APC. He surely have a case to answer shouild they go to court. I see him loosing everything come 2015 from what is on ground at Imo state.
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by asha80(m): 10:07am On Nov 19, 2013
Ngwakwe: They should leave Rocchas Okorocha alone to diligently give Imo State citizens the attention they deserve.

Love him or hate him, Rochas Okorocha is a man of vision, he got the passion and commitment to take Imo State to a greater height provided he shuns pleasing those political saboteurs and appointing dead brains, thieves as Commissioners and Advisers.

I would prefer Gov. Rochas Okorocha to come back to APGA and let's promote this brand.

Today's politics is all about followership and support base. APGA is free to support any National Party be it APC or PDP provided the price is right.
i thought at a time he made up with those other apc guys like achike udenwa.
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by pilotseq: 11:10am On Nov 19, 2013
Rochas is the worst Governor have seen in Imo State. I have said this and will keep saying it, Rochas is a SCAM!!!!! he has no class, he talks more than he can do. Sincerely and no sentiments attached Ohakim is far far better than Rochas. at least the projects he executed during his tenure are still there solid and durable. but please check out Rochas own and see they are all lipstick Project. SCAM!!!!!!
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by Longeria(m): 11:30am On Nov 19, 2013
Japhtee: Rochas made d biggest mistake of his life by joining APC. He surely have a case to answer shouild they go to court. I see him loosing everything come 2015 from what is on ground at Imo state.
From Imo State, a " NEW APC " is born.
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by Longeria(m): 11:36am On Nov 19, 2013
pilotseq: Rochas is the worst Governor have seen in Imo State. I have said this and will keep saying it, Rochas is a SCAM!!!!! he has no class, he talks more than he can do. Sincerely and no sentiments attached Ohakim is far far better than Rochas. at least the projects he executed during his tenure are still there solid and durable. but please check out Rochas own and see they are all lipstick Project. SCAM!!!!!!
You got the description perfectly, LIPSTICK PROJECTS.
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by SU37fighter: 11:57am On Nov 19, 2013
Rochas that's busy sharing state money up and down.
I pity that state.
The next governor would have a lot of debt to pay.
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by pistol: 12:27pm On Nov 19, 2013
Ngwakwe: They should leave Rocchas Okorocha alone to diligently give Imo State citizens the attention they deserve.

Love him or hate him, Rochas Okorocha is a man of vision, he got the passion and commitment to take Imo State to a greater height provided he shuns pleasing those political saboteurs and appointing dead brains, thieves as Commissioners and Advisers.

I would prefer Gov. Rochas Okorocha to come back to APGA and let's promote this brand.

Today's politics is all about followership and support base. APGA is free to support any National Party be it APC or PDP provided the price is right.



Which vision
I bet you that the man can't see beyound his nose.
Substandard road projects he awarded to his family members n cronies are all riddled with potholes as we speak.
He have succeeded in plunging us into a debt portfolio that our unborn generation will shoulder thereby mortgaging their future on irrelevant and white elephant substandard projects that will have no bearing on their socio economic lifestyle.

This is just the beginning of this his macabre dance of death.
He is now dancing unclad in the market square and 2015 we are going to finally nail the coffin and he will forever enter into political oblivion.
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by isalegan2: 8:57pm On Nov 24, 2013
Ngwakwe: They should leave Rocchas Okorocha alone to diligently give Imo State citizens the attention they deserve.

Ngakwe, are you an Imolite? What's the word on the ground? How amenable are the masses to the agenda of APC? Is it seen more as a fringe party? What's the contrasting view amongst traditionalists and progressives?

Obiagu, you too, please. smiley
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by Ngwakwe: 1:06pm On Nov 25, 2013
There are many career politicians in Imo State who are willing to sway their allegiance to any party the Governor ports to, provided they eat some crumbs from his table.

For now, the North-west alliance is seen as a threat to the East by average Imolite because of the broken relationship ensured by the after effects of Nigeria- Biafra Civil war hence APC has a lot of work to do as to convince the man on the street that APC meant well for them.

isale_gan2:

Ngwakwe, are you an Imolite? What's the word on the ground? How amenable are the masses to the agenda of APC? Is it seen more as a fringe party? What's the contrasting view amongst traditionalists and progressives?

Obiagu, you too, please. smiley
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by Nobody: 1:56pm On Nov 25, 2013
Ngwakwe: There are many career politicians in Imo State who are willing to sway their allegiance to any party the Governor ports to, provided they eat some crumbs from his table.

For now, the North-west alliance is seen as a threat to the East by average Imolite because of the broken relationship ensured by the after effects of Nigeria- Biafra Civil war hence APC has a lot of work to do as to convince the man on the street that APC meant well for them.

Seriously Sir you need to get over the civil war, it's been over 30yrs. I agree with your assertion so far.
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by Ngwakwe: 2:17pm On Nov 25, 2013
God ask us to repent and ask for forgiveness.

The North-West alliance needs to setup a truth and reconciliation committee to reconcile and assure the Easterners that it will never happen again.

Simply setting aside a day to commemorate all the fallen from both sides for a start will go a long way to placating the Easterners.


Obiagelli:
Seriously Sir you need to get over the civil war, it's been over 30yrs. I agree with your assertion so far.
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by chimerase2: 3:13pm On Nov 25, 2013
pilotseq: Rochas is the worst Governor have seen in Imo State. I have said this and will keep saying it, Rochas is a SCAM!!!!! he has no class, he talks more than he can do. Sincerely and no sentiments attached Ohakim is far far better than Rochas. at least the projects he executed during his tenure are still there solid and durable. but please check out Rochas own and see they are all lipstick Project. SCAM!!!!!!
na to de build roundabout he sabi
Re: Battle For Apc Soul In Imo State by excell12go(m): 6:36pm On Nov 25, 2013
Rochas this, Rochas that. If u guys don't like him, just chill till 2015 and vote him out. You're just making him more popular by the day.

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