Senator Rochas Okorocha has urged the good people in the APC and the PDP to come together to forge a unity to fight bad APC, PDP people who he said have held the country at their beck and call.
“In this dispensation, there are many bad people in APC, many bad people in PDP. I think the good people of APC and good people of PDP must come together for purpose of making Nigeria great,” Senator Okorocha who is the penultimate governor of Imo State said on Monday.
“I could imagine where I join forces with Wike. Governor Wike, this is my hand of friendship. Let us bring all like minds, all great people of Nigeria. Rather than complaining , let us come together to make this country greater and greater as it should be.”
Senator Okorocha spoke on the bad APC, PDP people when he inaugurated some road projects in Rivers State at the invitation of one the good people he identified in the PDP, Governor Nyesom Wike.
Giving the importance of coming together to fight the According to him, Nigerians must embrace each other no matter the political affiliation, and break the barriers that make it difficult to work together as Nigerians for the good of the country.
“What brought me here today is not party. What brought me here today is love and friendship. I am not PDP, I am APC. But the time has come when we must break the jinx of party division and begin to embrace brotherhood and friendship and be able to state what is good and what is bad. A bad man is a bad man, even if he is PDP or APC.”
Senator Okorocha said Governor Wike is a courageous leader, who has spoken truth to power, and continued to improve the lot of Rivers people with his project delivery mantra.
Okorocha said political power is a trust which can only be justified when used for the common good. He noted that, is obvious that the masses of Nigerians are not asking for too much from their leaders other than basic necessities of life . according to him, leaders who are unable to provide basic amenities such as electricity, water and road must be considered failed leaders.
Before Okorocha spoke on fighting the bad APC, PDP people, Governor Wike clarified that bringing Senator Rochas Okorocha, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, to inaugurate the road project does not mean that he is fraternising with the opposition party, but because they had been friends since his days as council chairman.
“But let me tell you what you may not understand. I don’t believe that you must only have friends in your own party. You must have to build relationship across boards but that doesn’t not mean that you’ll sell your party.
Senator Okorocha has been my friend since I was Deputy National President of ALGON down to when I became the President of ALGON.
“He was a member of the PDP. He left us and said they are going to make Nigeria great. He is still there, I believe that in these two years that they have, they’ll make us to be that great. But as at today, we are not great.”