Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has declared that his ultimate desire is to unite the governors and leaders of the South-East to work with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.
Okorocha, who is the Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Governors’ Forum, made this known yesterday, while addressing newsmen at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, SMICA, Owerri, on his arrival from Abuja.
“As the only APC governor in the South East, I cannot do it alone and I cannot also play the attendant politics of establishing a very strong relationship between the South East governors and the APC-led Federal Government alone. Hence, every governor and leader in the South East must be carried along in the whole thing”, Okorocha said.
Responding to a question, the Imo governor explained that while in Abuja, the South East governors were able to meet with Mr. President, adding that it was more than even reassuring that the South East people would work totally with the present administration at the federal level.
“We, the governors of the South East and indeed, the leaders from the area, are all determined to work with the President and the President himself is also more determined to work with the South East”, he said.
It was his considered opinion that all the imaginary worries about what comes to the South East is not absolutely necessary now, adding that the governors had been able to establish a very cordial relationship with Mr. President.
“We have been assured that the South East would not be left out of the whole political and economic equations of Nigeria”, Okorocha assured.