By Musa Baba Adamu
The senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, has alleged that new entrants into the All Progressives Congress (APC) have hijacked the party from the founding members, hence the party has gone astray today.
Interacting with journalists in Abuja yesterday, Okorocha, who led a faction of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to join APC during its formation before the 2015 general election, said another challenge is that the administration of President Buhari has been circled by ‘bad people’, the government is not delivering dividend of democracy to the people.
Okorocha argued that had President Buhari assembled good people around his Government, the story would not have been the same today.
The former Imo State Governor also said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, was hurriedly arranged to hijack power from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“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.
“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.”
The former Governor, who also announced that the movement for a new political front has begun, had recently while on a visit to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, dropped a huge hint on the prospect of a new political force ahead of the 2023 general elections in the country.
Okorocha at the Commissioning of the Rumueche – Rumuakunde- Ohna- Awuse Road in Emohua LGA of Rivers State called for the integration of like minds from the PDP and the APC to accelerate the level of progress in the country.