Obi, Okorocha betrayed Ojukwu by dumping APGA – MASSOB

The leadership of the Biafra Independence Movement and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has alleged that former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, and ex-governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, betrayed the late Biafran leader,  Chukwuemeka Ojukwu.

In a statement on Wednesday by its Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mazi Mocha, BIM-MASSOB  said Obi and Okorocha betrayed Ojukwu by abandoning the All Progressives Grand Alliance and defecting to other political parties after serving as governors of their various states on the platform of APGA.

The organisation said if not for Ojukwu, Obi would not have become the governor of Anambra State in 2003.

Mocha said, “As BIM-MASSOB prepares to celebrate the 12th edition of Ojukwu Memorial Day on November 26, there was a need for the leadership to let the world know that former governors of Anambra State, Peter Obi, and his Imo State counterpart, Chief Rochas Okorocha, betrayed the late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu.

“A few months after the demise of the founder of APGA in November 2011, and the funeral ceremony in 2012, Peter Obi defected to the Peoples Democratic Party where he later became the vice presidential candidate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the party.

“When Obi could not secure the presidential ticket of the PDP,  he quickly left the PDP to hurriedly join the Labour Party, where he emerged as the presidential flagbearer of the party in the February 25, 2023 general elections.

“If not for the Ikemba Nnewi, the APGA governorship candidate in the 2003 election would not have become the governor of Anambra State.

“Recall that Dr. Chris Ngige of the PDP was declared winner in the said April 2003 Anambra State governorship poll before Dim Ojukwu waded in.”

BIM-MASSOB said it was regrettable that Obi never acknowledged Ojukwu’s role whenever he talked about how he reclaimed his mandate through the court.

“Peter Obi didn’t know about this deal, but every time during his media interactive sessions, he always said he didn’t spend any money to retrieve what he described as his ‘stolen’  mandate through the court process.

“Yes, Peter Obi didn’t spend money because Ojukwu and Ralph Uwazuruike didn’t ask him to bring money. For one to become governor or President, there are certain things that ought to be done that Peter Obi didn’t do; instead, he was engaged in consultation with the northern Emirs and Yoruba Obas.”

Continuing, the BIM-MASSOB spokesperson said, “It was also Ralph Uwazuruike who made Chief Rochas Okorocha actualise his gubernatorial ambition in 2011 on the platform of APGA. Our members supported Okorocha hoping he was a true Igbo son, and as a  philanthropist could deliver the needed democracy dividends to  the Imolites.”

(Punch)

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Anambra belongs to APGA – Soludo replies APC on plot to take over state

Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has responded to claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC), that it will take the state from him in the next election.

Since Senator Ifeanyi Ubah joined the APC, the party has been exuding confidence about winning the state in 2025 governorship election.

The state chairman of the party, Mr Basil Ejidike had in a recent interview, stated that the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) would die a natural death when APC takes the state in 2025.

But reacting to such claims, Soludo in a press release signed by his Press Secretary, Mr Christian Aburime, said no other party, not even APC which he claims does not exist in the state, would be able to displace APGA.

The release stated that: “APC doesn’t exist in Anambra State. Anambra State is APGA land and will forever remain APGA land because the people have come to accept the All Progressives Grand Alliance as their own political movement and there is absolutely nothing the APC or other opposition parties can do about it.

“We have been hearing what Basil Ejidike, the state chairman of APC in Anambra has been saying. It’s like he is not part of the people living in Anambra State. He keeps saying that Soludo has done nothing; maybe he must have been going around blindfolded.

“There is no basis for comparing Ebonyi and Anambra because Ebonyi has been a state that was under a governor for 8 years. Soludo is just two years in office and look at what he has done so far. He can even match up to other states where a governor has been there for 8 years.

“In less than two years, Soludo has turned the entire state into a construction site and it is only a blind man that will say he is not seeing what Soludo is doing in Anambra State. But our consolation lies in the fact that Ndi-Anambra are happy with what Soludo is doing and they are ready to support him.

“There are roads for him to see. There are other infrastructures for him to see. There are so many things Soludo is doing and every normal human being is seeing them. Something must be wrong with Basil Ejidike. He needs to check his entire psychological being to ensure that he is actually a normal person.

“Let me tell Basil Ejidike that Anambra is APGA land and Ndi-Anambra will forever support APGA because APGA is naturally our party,” the release stated.

(Daily Post)

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