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Buhari’s declaration a “patriotic response to clarion call of Nigerians” – Gov.  Okorocha

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Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration to seek a second term in 2019.

Okorocha, who is the chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Governors’ Forum, described the president’s declaration as a “patriotic response to the clarion call of Nigerians for him to lead the country for another four years”.

In a statement by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor said Buhari’s declaration would go a long way to reduce the noise of the opposition.

Noting that Buhari had done well to deserve a second tenure, Okorocha said, “Those who had wanted to blackmail him out of going for another term can now find other meaningful things to keep themselves busy.”

The governor noted that, “The declaration of the president to go for Second tenure would also go a long way to reduce the noise of the opposition and take care of the idiosyncrasies of certain elements in the system”.

He said unlike the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that looted the country for sixteen years, APC does not owe any apologies for its first four years.

Okorocha said, “The APC has no apology to make because it has done wonderfully well considering the magnitude of the rot it met on ground in 2015.

“The antenna of the opposition in the country will finally be lowered when the campaigns begin and the party will be showing Nigerians its achievements in the states under its control and at the federal level”.

He expressed optimism that Buhari “would largely garner more votes in 2019 than he had done in 2015 because most Nigerians, including people of the Southeast have seen that he meant well for the nation and the citizenry”.

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