Chris Steven, Abuja
Chekwas Okorie, the National Chairman of United Progressive Party (UPP) says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has politically defrauded Nigerians with its change mantra using true federalism to canvass for their votes.
Okorie who said that Nigeria is in dire need of genuine change when addressing his party members at Awka, Anambra State at the weekend during the national convention of the party, lamented that the APC has foisted cluelessness and retrogression on Nigerians after jettisoning its promise of true federalism.
“Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, Nigeria is in dire need of genuine change. We have been politically defrauded by a political party that canvassed True Federalism while it sought for the votes of trusting Nigerians but in a very unscrupulous and unconscionable manner promptly jettisoned its avowed article of faith, and foisted on hapless Nigerian citizens the worst form of nepotism, reductionism, lethargy, cluelessness and retrogression” he said .
He lamented that the ruling party has succeeded in dividing Nigeria along primordial cleavages more than any government before it.
His words: “The most charitable thing that we can say about the All Progressive Congress Government of Nigeria is that it has divided Nigeria along primordial cleavages more than any government before it. APC has frequently brought Nigeria to near disintegration but it will appear that those who said that God is a Nigerian are right”.
Okorie who contested the 2015 presidential election disclosed that his party, UPP has again zoned its presidential slot to the South East Geo-political zone of Nigeria.
He said that the presidential candidate of the party for the 2019 presidential election come from the South East Geo-political zone.
In conclusion, let me assure Nigerians that a true progressive party that will grant all its federating units the latitude to explore and exploit their comparative advantages for national growth and development, if elected into power has arrived. Take this message to every corner of Nigeria.