Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, has called on loyalists of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to remain united, stressing that “the party did not lose in the last elections, but Governor Rochas Okorocha was the grand loser”.
Madumere who made the assertion while addressing APC faithful from Mbaitoli local government area in his Lake Malinda country home yesterday, also charged them to join hands to rebuild and reposition the party.
While commending his party members for being resolute to rid the party of unpatriotic elements, including Rochas Okorocha, Madumere insisted that the party was more interested in producing a leadership that will stand for the people, empathize with the people and ultimately change their situation from worse to better.
“For the first time, we have a focused government led by President Mohammadu Buhari that is more interested, not just only in the growth of the nation but in its development. We are all witnesses to what is going on in agriculture, transport, anti-corruption, aviation and now textile industry;” he said.
Speaking earlier, the local government party Chairman, Mr. Tony Amadi, showered encomium on Madumere for his resilience, focus and sacrifice, saying “without his leadership and temperament, the story would have been devastating.
He recounted how most people in the leadership of the party all gave up hope, but Madumere chose to continue and even recruited more high profile politicians to join him in the battle to salvage both the party and retrieve the state from the stranglehold of ‘familiocracy’. His words: “This was a man who was denied everything yet he said no to impunity and family political dynasty. At a time, some of our people left the party but Madumere as a disciplined leader.