Senator representing Imo West senatorial district, Senator Rochas Okorocha has assured members of the ruling All Progressives APC of a successful convention scheduled for March 26.
Rochas who gave the assurance during a courtesy visit to the New leadership of the party, at APC National secreteriat, Abuja said;
“I can see light now at the end of the tunnel. I am reassured than ever that this convention will take place and it will be free and fair given the leadership in place by Mr President.
“What needs to be done is to give every member of the party a sense of belonging. Not forgetting the founding fathers and the parties that came together to form the APC. One is the CPC; the ACN led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; APGA led by Rochas Okorocha and ANPP led by Yari, Shettima, Onu and a host of them and not forgetting the new PDP.
“If these people are carried along and the governors are recognized as the leaders of the party we shall have a peaceful convention.
“Again, this party as a matter of urgency respect the rule of law and obey court orders. When this is done we shall give everyone a sense of belonging.
I’m here to encourage the new leadership and give my advice. APC remains the people’s party and if we hold this convention on the 26th, it will restore the confidence of the people in this party,” he said.
“We want to have a people’s convention, if you recall there were insinuations that the March convention will not hold but as it is now, all are convinced that the convention will hold.
“To the second question, the word encouragement means solidarity. To tell them, go ahead and conduct March 26 convention. It will help to restore confidence in the party and to remind them that those who are the founding members and pillars of the party such as APGA, ACN, ANPP and CPC must be carried along in this convention.
“If you could recall, what gave us success over PDP was that we treated these four parties as a family. It will be wrong to leave someone like Bola Ahmed Tinubu who has committed so much to the development of this party out of the running of the party, the same for myself, CPC, ANPP and the new PDP and the governors as the pillars of the party as we plan for the convention.”
Okorocha while reacting to the court judgement on sacking Ebonyi state governor said, Every pronouncement by the courts should be obeyed unless subjected to a superior court for appeal