Governor Okorocha Emerges Chairman of Progressive Governors ForumFeatured, Latest News, News Friday, December 13th, 2013
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has emerged chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, PGF, made up of all the 16 Governors of the opposition All Progressive Change APC.
Director – General of the forum Salihu Mohammed Lukman, disclosed this Friday in an official statement he issued adding that Okorocha emerged Chairman following a unanimous election.
The statement read in parts: “The election of Okorocha is in furtherance of the commitment of the 16 Progressive Governors to strengthen democratic governance structures in the country with the overriding goal of rescuing Nigeria and facilitating the emergence of accountable leadership at all levels led by APC,” the statement read.
“As the Chairman of the forum, Okorocha is expected to provide leadership to help the PGF realise the collective vision of the members as well as to “engender expeditiously, exemplary human development programmes and policies in all APC states.”
The statement further read that, “Considering how consistently the PDP has attacked the foundations of our democracy and the subsequent erosion of Nigerians’ hard-won freedoms.”
It continued,” the PGF under Okorocha’s leadership pledges to mobilize citizens towards expanding and deepening democratic structures, by focusing on initiatives to guarantee the development of participatory governance structures as well as the guarantee of transparent, credibility elections and the results which will reflect the votes of Nigerian people,” the statement concluded.
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