Revealed: Why APC wouldn’t want Okorocha in the Senate before 11th June
Facts have emerged on why All Progressive Congress (APC) would not want former Governor of Imo state , Rochas Okorocha to be in Senate at the inauguration of Ninth National Assembly owing to his aspiration to become the Senate President or Deputy Senate President.
The party has narrowed the choice to Senator Ahmad Lawan who has garnered 61 endorsements.
But, our correspondent recalled that Rochas after the general election and while responding to questions from newsmen tactically declared his aspiration to be Senate President or Deputy Senate President.
He said the South East geo-political zone must be given the chance to produce either the Senate President or deputy Senate President for geo-political balancing and equal distribution of positions.
Rochas at the Villa had said ’ I ve been watching carefully what is happening in the National Assembly, it’s a very funny drama. But all I ask from them is that they should consider the South East in their calculations. This nation will not be properly balanced if South East is not carried along properly in the affairs of the National Assembly.
“Nobody seems to be talking about the South East, it looks like the South East doesn’t have a place anymore; that is wrong, politically speaking and that is not good for APC.
“Because there is going to be a bigger APC after President Muhammadu Buhari must have left the seat.”
Okorocha was declared winner of Imo West Senatorial district, but the Independent National Electoral Commission withheld his certificate of return alleging that the Return Officer , declared the former Governor of Imo as winner under duress.
However, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had mandated INEC to issue certificate of return to Rochas with immediate effect.
But 72 hours to the Inauguration of ninth National Assembly, Rochas is yet to get His certificate of return from INEC.