Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has expressed concern over how his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is managing the victory it got in the 2015 elections.
In a chat with journalists in Owerri on Sunday, Governor Okorocha said:
“Make no mistake about it, All Progressives Congress, APC, is a good party by all standards. But my regret is that we are not managing our victory very well.”
When asked to assess President Muhammadu Buhari’s one year in office, Okorocha, who is the Chairman of the APC Governors Forum, said:
“I have no doubt in my mind that the old man (Buhari) will succeed. All I pleaded with Buhari to capture in the current fiscal year are in the budget. I want to assure Ndigbo that all that are due to us will definitely get to us.”
Reminded that Imo workers are being owed salaries since February, he said he was very comfortable with the 70:30 ratio agreement with labour, even as he warned that any time workers refused their salaries, he would use it to carry out projects.
“Pension and internally generated revenue, IGR, are serious problems for me. Only recently, I ordered all the Board of Internal Revenue officers to go on leave, but they have written to say it was unconstitutional to ask all officers to go on leave.”