The Senator representing Imo West and former governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha, on Monday said he and other progressive-minded politicians were perfecting a plan to form a new political movement.
Okorocha, who said this in an interview with journalists in Abuja also took a swipe at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying the party was hurriedly formed to hijack power from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015.
According to Okorocha, from the body language of the Nigerians, it is obvious that they are not satisfied with what is on the ground in Nigeria.
Reporters At Large recalls that the Senator who is a founding member of the APC, last week inaugurated a project of the Rivers State Government on the invitation of the state Governor, Nyesom Wike.
At the event, he called on the good people in the APC and the PDP to come together and rescue Nigeria in 2023.
On Monday he said there was an urgent need for the regrouping of the ‘good politicians’ to restore public confidence in governance and save the country.
“The movement for a new Nigeria has begun and we must come together, I mean progressive Nigerians to make the country work”, Okorocha said.
Asked if the promise of the new political movement for a new Nigeria would not be similar to that of the APC in 2015, he stated that the APC was hurriedly formed to take power the PDP without much emphasis on the character of those championing the course.
The ex-governor said, “The APC was a hurried arrangement. It was hurriedly formed to take power when the then government was drifting. The APC would have been better until people who were not members of the party; people who came for congratulatory messages, hijacked the party and became lords.”
Meanwhile, Reporters At Large earlier reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has listed five main areas of likely challenges that could confront the commission in the conduct of the election and the 2023 general election.
These areas include expanding voter access to polling units in the context of a growing population, the growth of new settlements across the country and validation of the voters roll and Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemics.