'My Soul is Pleased with Governor Okorocha and his Party -APC',.Says PDP House of Rep. Member, Hon Igbokwe
... Hosts APC Chieftains in his Federal Constituency.
The member representing Ahiazu Mbaise /Ezinihitte Mbaise Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Raphael Nnanna Igbokwe has explained why he is in good political marriage with the All Progressives Congress party, APC, even when he is elected member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the second term in the green chambers of the National Assembly.
In a telephone interview with an online media platform, www.ifeanyicy.com, the former member of Imo State House of Assembly and later Chief of Staff to Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, stated the reason why he hosted chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in his constituency even though elected under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Speaking to IFEANYICYBlog, Hon Igbokwe said his soul is pleased with Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and his party the All Progressives Congress.
"My soul is pleased with Governor Okorocha and his Party APC " He stated.
Hon Raphael Igbokwe who hosted the APC Chieftains during the Easter period to beg them to help him thank the governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara for their support, revealed that the governor and Dogara made it possible for him to get a Chairmanship position of an Adhoc Committee in the House of Representatives.
"The Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha was the person who met the Speaker House of Representatives to Consider me in the scheme of things in the House. Recently, the speaker appointed me as the Chairman Adhoc Committee on Petroleum Pump Price", he noted.
The experienced lawmaker said he invited the APC Chieftains to inform them of the Favour he got from the governor (Okorocha) and the Speaker (Dogara).
He also thanked two APC Federal House members from Imo State in the persons of Hon Chike Okafor and Hon Austin Chukwukere for the support and assistance they have been rendering him.
According to Igbokwe, the duo of Okafor and Chukwukere went out of their ways to include him in their various Committees to ensure he was given sense of belonging.
Hon Igbokwe regretted that immediately after the 2015 election, the former Deputy Speaker Federal House of Representatives, Hon Emeka Ihedioha, who felt he ( Igbokwe) did not rig for him in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA during the 2015 governorship election decided to use his previous office occupied in the National Assembly to work against him and totally mark him out for destruction.
He averred that Hon Ihedioha did everything from stopping him as a ranking lawmaker from getting any Chairmanship position in the National Assembly.
The former Deputy Speaker, he accused tried to get him removed as the caucus leader of Imo lawmakers in the House of Representatives. But thanked Rt Hon Goodluck Opiah, Hon Chike Okafor and Hon Austin Chukwukere and others who stood behind him.
Asked if he has joined APC, he said, as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, I have being in constant touch with my people. They understand my predicaments and sufferings in the hand of the former Deputy Speaker, he is using his privileged position previously held in the House to work against my political growth, success and development. If not protected in my Political family, I will go were they have shown me love and accommodation. He stated that he is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party but does not care how people sees his relationship with Okorocha and APC.
That as the highest political officer holder currently in Mbaise land today, he is pleased with Okorocha and his government programs and policies and extend goodwill message and solidarity from Mbaise nation.
Hon Raphael Igbokwe however, disclosed that he has also met separately with Chieftains of other political parties in his constituency like the ALL PROGRESSIVES GRAND ALLIANCE (APGA), PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) during the Easter season.