Feelers from the threeday meeting of the Progressive Governors’ Forum emanating at the return of the Chairman of the forum and governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to the state, indicate the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term by the governors.
Speaking to journalists at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport on arrival from Abuja, Okorocha said the APC governors resolved that President Buhari had justified his first term mandate and should have his mandate renewed.
According to him, all the governors elected on the platform of APC met and unanimously agreed that Buhari deserves a second term and have therefore, asked him to declare for a second term in office as president.
The governor also informed that the APC governors equally endorsed the re-appointment of the former governor of Rivers State and the Minister of Transport, Chief Rotimi Amaechi, as the Director General of Buhari Campaign Organisation.
He said the reason being that Amaechi excelled as the DG of the campaign outfit in 2015 and, therefore, should be allowed to repeat the feat.
He said: “We have been in Abuja for three days holding meetings of the Progressive Governors’ with the APC leadership. We deliberated on so many issues.
“First among the very important issues that we discussed, was the issue of Mr. President’s second term bid and I can tell you, it has the endorsement of all the governors of APC. There is need for him to complete his second term as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and he should go ahead and declare.”
“Four years is not enough to show what the President can offer. We believe that another four years will bring out the best in him.
The first four years is a very difficult period, and we believe that as things are stabilising, he will take Nigeria to the next level. The Governors have serious responsibilities. All the Governors were asked to put up a team as the campaign council”.
The governor further stated: “We all agreed that we should move the same way in order to achieve better results. This time, we all agreed that governors have serious responsibilities. In the meeting, we resolved that governors should head the zonal and state outfits of this campaign.
All the governors were asked to put up a team, a credible team, as members of the Campaign Council. “So, I’m back home to liaise with the people of the South-East, leaders of APC and see how we can come up with a strong team so that our story in Imo State and South-East would be a different story unlike what it used to be before.