Could this directive by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo not be seen as insulting the political sensitivity of the Igbo?
The governor has reiterated that the political future of the Igbo race can only be guaranteed in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC
Okorocha, the Chairman of APC Governorsâ€™ Forum, said that South-East could not afford to be in opposition party, and urged all Igbo living outside the zone to join the APC.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, made this known in Owerri on Saturday.
â€œAll indigenes of the South-East geopolitical zone should seize the opportunity offered to them by the ongoing registration of APC across the nation and register en mass in the party.â€
He said the Igbo had no better option at the moment than to join the APC, adding that any form of opposition to the centre would result in a great political setback.
â€œAPC is at the centre and in most states of the federation and what the South Easterners should do is to wake up and identify with the government that has come to stay,â€ he said.
Okorocha, who solicited peaceful registration in the zone, warned party leaders to avoid rancour and utterances that could bring the party into disrepute.
â€œVery soon we will be confronted with Anambra governorship election and we must maintain the peace and unity this party has enjoyed since inception in other to make wave in the election,â€ he said.
The governor said this was not the time for leaders of the party to flex undue political muscles.
According to him, what should be important to any patriotic party member is how to win election in the four remaining states in the South-East.