He echoed the statement made by the Comptroller of Customs and Excise, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), noting that time has come for the APC to appoint its own men and to empower them to be ready for the next election.
Mr. Rochas Okorocha said:
“It is not that 50 per cent of PDP is running this government alone, PDP members are holding plum jobs in the administration which if it is PDP government, they won’t have allow that and they are getting fattened as a result and ready to fight us, remember your political enemy can never love you politically.
“So we must address issues and make sure that we settle our party men to make sure that APC people hold great positions in boards and others to give them confidence and sense of belonging, that is what we are asking for”.
When asked to react to the demand by some APC supporters that President Buhari should dissolve his cabinet to accommodate some aggrieved members of the party, Okorocha said:
“Well, I heard of it that we need to rejig the entire system to give confidence to people, release the board list, make people happy and get things working but you know President Buhari has his own style, that is not my own style.
“My style would have been to rejig and move on but his style would be take things easy and slowly and get there which is working for him,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, Rochas Okorocha, also said he would sacrifice his 2019 presidential ambition if President Muhammadu Buhari will contest.
The governor disclosed that should Buhari signify interest to run for 2019, “we will support him.”
According to Okorocha, the president would follow due process in signifying his intentions for 2019 because the All Progressives Congress, APC, is against imposition of candidates.
“My president is very democratic. If Mr. President wants to run for election, he will follow all the processes and if he is the person, we will all support him.
“In APC, there is no imposition of candidate. If Buhari is running, I will allow that man to continue, but if he is not running, I won’t sacrifice my presidential ambition.”
Similarly, Governor of Plateau State, Solomon Lalong, Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu and their Nasarawa State counterpart, Tanko Al-Makura, endorsed Buhari for a second term.
Al-Makura noted that the ruling party has no better candidate for the 2019 presidential election.