The campaign council of the All Progressive Congress, APC will be headed by Governors elected on the party’s platform.
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha who made the revelation said this was part of the outcome of a meeting between APC Governors and the leadership of the party held in Abuja
He said the meeting endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term and supported the re- appointment of Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi as Campaign Director General for Buhari Re- election campaign in 2019.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo, the Governor spoke on arrival at the Sam Mbakwe International Airport.
The statement quoted Okorocha to have said “We also deliberated and an unanimous decision was reached that we liaise with the campaign team to be headed by the Minister of Transport, Chief Amaechi as the Director-General. The governors also endorsed his re-appointment as the Director-General of the Campaign team due to his track record during the last election”.
He continued “Four years is not enough to show what the President can offer. We believe that another four years will bring out the best in him. The first four years is a very difficult period, and we believe that as things are stabilizing, he will take Nigeria to the next level. The Governors have serious responsibilities. All the Governors were asked to put up a team as the campaign council”.
The governor further stated “We all agreed that we should move the same way in order to achieve better results. This time, we all agreed that we governors have serious responsibilities. In the meeting, we resolved that governors should head other zonal and State outfits of this campaign. All the governors were asked to put up a team, a credible team, as members of the Campaign Council”.
He said the meeting endorsed President Buhari for a second term because the President has justified his first term mandate and should have his mandate renewed.
“We have been in Abuja for three days holding meetings of the Progressive Governors with the APC leadership. We deliberated on so many issues. First among the very important issues that we discussed, was the issue of Mr. President’s second term bid and it has the endorsement of all the governors of APC. There is need for him to complete his second term as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and he should go ahead to declare”. he said
He remarked “So, I’m back home to liaise with the people of the South-East leaders of APC and see how we can come up with a strong team so that our story in Imo State and South-East would be a different story unlike what it used to be before. So we urge all South-Easterners and all of my brothers and Sisters, the Igbos, to come together now and let’s change our story and play the National Politics”.