The member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Oru East/Orsu/Orlu Federal Constituency of Imo State, Hon Jerry Alagbaoso, has responded to media reports that he had joined the ruling All Progressives Congress as captured in his statement during the commissioning of his constituency projects last week.
Hon Alagbaoso had invited Governor Okorocha to commission his constituency projects, where the state government house emptied to the venue in solidarity with him.
Speaking during the colourful event, the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, who represented the Governor called on Hon Alagbaoso to quickly join the APC without further delay.
Remarkably, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon. Uche Nwosu, was the Chairman of the occasion.
But the Deputy Speaker who beamed with smiles during the occasion described Hon Alagbaoso as as a great son of the Imo State who does not play politics of bitterness. The Deputy Governor also applauded Alagbaoso for borrowing a lead from the Governor whom he said does not ever play politics with the welfare of his people.
He said: "Asiwaju Jerry Alagbaoso is a great son of Imo State who is representing Orlu-Orsu-Oru East Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. What he has done is commendable. He has been very supportive of Owelle Rochas Okorocha led Rescue Mission Government despite the difference in political platform. He understands that after politicking follows Governance.
“This is one area where follows the foot step of our leader, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. What we have come to do today is apolitical because it about dividends, which is for the good of all."
Hon Alagbaoso had also told his guests that he invited Okorocha and his government to come and commission what he attracted to his Federal Constituency through his Chairmanship position of FERMA, the things includes: three divisional police posts, rehabilitation and reconstruction of Federal Roads in his Federal Constituency.
He said: “Your Excellency, it is only those playing to the gallery that argue that you are not performing. Those non-performing propaganda or sayings by some characters are decorated lies or spins for mere "Hara-Kiri" of politics. I am qualified to in all its ramifications to assess administrative performance so far in Imo State.
“Consequently, without fear of contradiction, I make bold to describe you as a living giant of positive achievements but also as a giant actor in the massive infrastructural development in the historical, administrative and political space of Imo State and Nigeria.”
But speaking exclusively to Ifeanyicy.com on the media reports about his joining the APC, Hon Alagbaoso said it was not possible for him to so, adding that he would not cease to commend the Governor where he has done well, stressing that the Governor has done well since he took over as the Governor of the state.
He noted that when he won election to represent his constituents on the platform of the PDP, he became the representative of all the people in his constituency irrespective of party affiliation.
He stressed that being a member of the PDP does not mean he would not applaud the Governor where he has done well because he is from the opposition party, saying he is proud of Okorocha’s achievements.