No automatic ticket for Buhari in 2019- Okorocha

Chidi Samuel || Imo State governor and chairman of the progressive governor’s forum, Rochas Okorocha on Thursday ruled out automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2019 Presidential election.

The Imo State governor made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen at the end of his meeting with President Buhari at the state house, Abuja.

Okorocha also said that he discussed with the President the poor state of federal roads in the South East given that the region has the worst roads in the country.

He also said the President promised to visit the South East soon.

Okorocha said, “He has every right and qualification to re-contest, there is nothing wrong at all. But, we don’t allow imposition of candidates. It must be democratically done.”

“If President Buhari will lead the ship in 2019, it must be democratically done, and I said, democratically done, transparently (done) to the amazement of the whole world, the way we do our things in APC and people will be happy.”

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“The south-east, before now was not measuring in APC, but we have worked out strategies and modalities on how to improve relationship between the people of south-east and APC government and that was top of the agenda and the need for Mr. President to come to south-east as quickly as possible, to begin to show his presence.

“Luckily, the president will be coming to Ebonyi state, very soon, and he will pass through Imo state to Anambra state.

“So, covering three states within this short time will be right step in the right direction, because we have come to realise in the south-east that we are better off in APC than any other party in the federal republic of Nigeria.” ‎

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