APC was hurriedly arranged to highjack power from PDP – Okorocha

Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha on Monday called once again on Nigerian progressives across political parties to come together to create a new political order.

Okorocha who is also the senator representing Imo West said the country needs political re-engineering, insisting that Nigerians cannot be fooled again by mischievous politicians in 2023.

According to him, “the movement for a new Nigeria has begun and we must come together, I mean progressive Nigerians to make the country work.

When asked about similar comments made when the APC was formed prior to 2015 general elections, Okorocha, retorted that the APC was hurriedly formed to take power from the PDP without much emphasis on the character of those championing the course.

He said, “APC was a hurried arrangement, it was hurriedly formed to take power when the then government was drifting. APC would have been better until people who were not members of the party; people who came for congratulatory message hijacked the party and became Lords.”

Okorocha, who gave a veiled confirmation of his 2023 Presidential ambition, however noted that, “the issue is not about APC or PDP, it is beyond political parties, we are talking about the character of the politicians.

“Political parties in Nigerian don’t have any ideology; it is just a vehicle to come to power. So what we have is not the ideal thing, we have so many people who are not interested in working for the nation. Take for instance if President Muhammadu Buhari had surrounded himself with good people, the story will not be the same today.”