The on-going drama going between Rochas Okorocha, APC and The Action Alliance (AA) party has taken a new turn. Three days after Rochas Okorocha openly campaigned and declared Buhari the winner of 2019 presidential election, The Action Alliance (AA) a party formed by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State 14 years ago, has thrown its support for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Governor Okorocha formed the AA in 2005 after he was unable to secure a presidential ticket in the PDP and APGA years back.
Last year 2018, Okorocha’s son-in-law Uche Nwosi did the same thing, he defected from the APC to the AA after he was denied governorship ticket in APC.
Despite his defection, Governor Okorocha has not relented to seize any opportunity to campaign for his son-in-law. Although Okorocha says his son-in-law remains APC in spirit, he, however, maintains that Mr. Nwosu must succeed him as Governor of the state even though he is in AA.
However, the AA has made it known that it does not recognize any other but Atiku/Obi for president and running mate in the forthcoming election.
The was made known by the national chairman of the party, Kenneth Udeze, during a press conference in Abuja on Monday. He said:
“We are for Atiku/Obi leadership and we are glad to work with all believers of true federalism and efficient administration of governance at all levels to accomplish this as we approach the forthcoming elections,” Mr Udeze said.
“The National Executives Committee (NEC) of our party are on the same page concerning our support for Atiku, same with all our state chapters in this matter.
“We hereby restate out position through this medium that AA as a certified and active member of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) have not for a moment reconsidered or wished to alter that position.
“For your information, AA moved the motion for the adoption of Atiku as the Presidential Candidate of CUPP, and we are on it to the end,” he said.
The national chairman said the support for Mr Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi, was a support for the growth of the country’s democracy and the required restructuring of the country.