The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has admonished Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha to remember that he got his first ticket to rule the state on the platform of the party.
The National Chairman of APGA, Victor Oye, made this known on Friday in Awka at a press briefing.
He said a statement credited to Okorocha in his war of words with Anambra governor, Willie Obiano was to fan the embers of hate, adding that he is trying to denigrate APGA as a party.
“Okorocha is an Igbo man and a brother not only to Obiano, but all of us and we wanted him to cooperate with others to build a homogeneous society.
“He became governor on the ticket of APGA, he should bear that in mind, yet he decided to create an ember of hate by saying that three governors are planning to join APC,” Oye said.
The APGA chairman however said that the APC was not a threat to his party in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra.
He said that the people criticising APGA were only envious of the party.
Those joining APC in Anambra according to Oye were not the crowd pullers and so APGA, which is the party of the grassroots, was not rattled by any small talk within small circles.
Oye said members of APGA were not political jingoists, which is why they were supporting the ruling party to succeed in developing the country.
“Let the word `change begins with me’ rule in the minds of our leaders so they can always remember that millions of people look up to them for morals.
“Nigeria is moving into a new era and things must change for the better, Buhari is doing his best to turn the economy around for the country, let all Nigerians support him,” Oye said.
Oye added that the recent cold war between Obiano and Okorocha was not a proof of good leadership, and urged the two governors to sheath their swords.