Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday insisted that the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari or Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, cannot stop the All Progressives Congress (APC), from holding its national convention.
Okorocha, who is also APC Governors’ Forum Chairman, spoke after he led his colleagues to a meeting with the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa.
He explained that the party was trying to resolve other issues, before they can announce a date for the convention.
“We came to discuss issues relating to our party and our government and how to move our party forward.
“We discussed a lot of issues on how to move the party forward, how to strengthen the party and how to make sure our party remains victorious in all elections. Very soon we will have a convention. That is part of the things we are discussing.
“The convention not taking place has nothing to do with the absence of the President or the Acting President. We are just putting our house in order and making sure things are in the right form before we kick off,” Okorocha said.
The Governor also dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as no threat to APC.
Okorocha said: “PDP is a non issue; we don’t even care about that. We defeated them when they were in power, so what is different when we are now in power?”