President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State for his foresight in aligning with the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) at the time many Igbo people from the South East were not comfortable identifying with it.
The President, in a message congratulating governor Okorocha on his 55th birthday today, Saturday, said: “Owelle Rochas Okorocha had the vision to look beyond ethnic bias and align his political interest and that of his people with that of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), even when many in his region did not have such foresight.”
In the message issued by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the President extolled Okorocha’s sterling leadership qualities, selfless philanthropy and commitment to the nation’s unity.
Buhari the Imo state governor many more years of service to his people and to the country.
The letter reads in part: ‘‘On this special occasion, I wish to commend Governor Okorocha’s leadership and commitment to the people of Imo State and the entire nation.
‘‘His philanthropy has touched many lives in states across the country, from the south to the north.
‘‘I also wish to express my deep appreciation to him for his support and commitment to the success of this administration.
‘‘Happy birthday, Owelle Rochas Okorocha!” [myad]