Edegbe Odemwingie, Abuja: The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), H.E. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has described the Governor of Imo State and Chairman, Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), H.E. Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha as a “major stabilizing voice in the polity” and “a firm believer in the Nigerian project”.
Odigie-Oyegun made the disclosure in a personally signed congratulatory letter to the Imo State Governor on the occasion of his 55th birthday.
“On behalf of our great Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), I join family, friends and associates to celebrate Your Excellency on your 55th birthday. Indeed, your achievements in public and private life is inspiring and worth celebrating.
“Over the years, your selflessness and dedication to duty has unarguably resulted in your rapid political ascendency, establishing yourself as a successful businessman, philanthropist and firm believer in the Nigerian project.
“I recall fondly how you boldly led your team in the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to join in forming the APC in 2013. You were thereafter elected by your colleague governors as Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF).
Commendably, the PGF under your watch has immensely complemented efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to deliver on election promises to Nigerians. The forum has also served as an important vehicle in actualising the Party’s manifesto, particularly in the states.
“As an education philantrophist, the Rochas Foundation which you established in 1998 has provided free and quality education to the poorest of the poor in our society.
“Through your progressive disposition and national-inclined politics, you have managed to forge friendships across religious, political and ethnic lines. You have become a major stabilizing voice in the polity.
“Once more, congratulations on your 55th birthday. I pray the Almighty God continue to grant you good health, and successes in all your endeavours.”