The Imo state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has officially announced the conversion of all the Local Government and ward structures of his former party, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) to the merger party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), as he declares that APGA has seized to exist in Imo State.
Governor Okorocha made the declaration while presenting the former officials of APGA in the Local Government and wards of the State to the National Zonal Vice Chairman of APC and other officials of the party at a forum held at the Ahiajoku conference Centre, Owerri.
The Imo Chief Executive who maintained the APGA does not have a national outlook advised the Igbos to join the new merger party which presents a way forward for Ndigbo and the nation at large. He stressed that APC is the party that would guarantee the long desired positive change for the nation and enjoined all to embrace it. He announced that a 21-man harmonization committee has been set up to ensure even representation of the interest of all the merger parties in the State and advised the APC members to work as a team.
In his remarks earlier, the National Zonal Chairman of APC, Dr. Nyerere Anyim called on all Igbos to join the party to form a formidable team in order to guarantee a radical change in governance. He commended the leadership style of Governor Okorocha and described him as a man of great vision.
Adding his voice, the merger committee Chairman of the party, Chief Egbuladike Romanus extolled the positive contributions made by Governor Okorocha in fashioning a path for the new party and called on Imo people to support him in his efforts to chart a course for the State.
Contributing, the former chairman of APGA in Mbailtoli LGA, Barr. C. Nwoga said the APC was a welcome development in the nation and expressed optimism that Nigeria has been set on the part of progress with the new party.