Apparently impressed with the unflinching loyalty the Imo State Governor displayed during the Struggle for Adams Oshiomole to become national chairman of the APC, and the organisation of the mega APC rally in Owerri Easern Nigeria, for President Muhammadu Buhari, the newly elected national Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress, His Excellency, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has given a clear indication that he would prefer to work with the Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha as the Director-general of President Buhari’s Campaign Organization instead of former governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi.
Comrade Oshiomhole who is saddled with the task of uniting and leading a broken party with so many dissatisfied members and internal strife is focused on strengthening the Party and returning it to the masses for whom the Party was original envisioned was a special guest at the hugely successful mega rally for President Muhammadu Buhari, which was hosted in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Speaking during the rally, the former President of the Nigerian Labour Congress and immediate past governor of Edo State, praised the leadership and visionary credentials of the Imo State governor and encouraged him to continue to lead the way for Igbos to follow. He was accompanied to the mega rally by most members of the APC National Working Committee, including the National Organizing Secretary, Emma Ibediro, National Auditor, George Muoghalu and national vice Chairman, Southeast, Emma Eneukwu. The former labor leader charged all members of the APC in the Southeast to dissolve into the leadership of Owelle Rochas Okorocha as he has shown sterling leadership qualities and credentials.
The rejection of Rotimi Amaechi as DG of the President’s Campaign Organization may not be unconnected to the Transportation Minister’s several anti-democratic and anti-Party activities and utterances in recent times. Some commentators have also pointed out that the former Rivers governor has set himself as an embarrassment to the cooperate image of the Party and a disloyal appointee of the President and Commander in Chief, arguing that such a person cannot lead a successful campaign for the re-election of the President.
Some pundits also believe Governor Rochas Okorocha is being rewarded for being one of the most vocal supporters of Oshiomole during the battle that herald his eventual successful emergence as the national chairman of the party.
It should be recalled that Rochas was severely cautioned by the APC for his remarks and antiparty antics during the imo state APC congress. No doubt risking his political postiiop to support Oshiomole against Odigie Oyegun who was still the national chsircha at the time has shown that Owelle Rochas has married himself completely to the vision of the Party and the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. He has shown an undeniable readiness to sacrifice even his personal ambitions to ensure the overall success of the Party and the President.