Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha has called for all political parties summit in a bid to bring Nigerian leaders of diverse political affiliation into a round-table towards addressing the political quagmire that has slowed down development in the country.
Gov. Okorocha, who made the call when a delegation led by Director-General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Mike Omeri paid him a courtesy visit in government house, Owerri, posited that such forum would provide the needed opportunity for Nigerian leaders to realize the essence of embracing good governance in a democratic setting.
He said ” It is unfortunate that our democracy has continued to produce more politicians than leaders and that accounts for the reason why the politicians only think about the next election instead of the next generation. It is worrisome today that we do not know when to discard politics for governance and the continuous mixture of both politics and governance has continued to place us far below what democracy stands for”.
Gov. Okorocha, who applauded the initiative of the NOA boss, however admitted that the Do-It-Right-Programme would go a long way to re-orientate Nigerians towards changing their attitude as well as build a lasting bridge that will sustain unity and peace in the country.
He attributed the numerous achievements recorded by his administration within the shortest period to sacrifice and commitment to good governance which he said is the driving force of the rescue mission government.
Gov. Okorocha reiterated his resolution not to play politics with the development of Imo state even as he promised that his administration will only embark on people-oriented programmes that will impact positively on the lives of the people.
Earlier, the DG National Orientation Agency, Dr. Mike Omeri, who was accompanied by other personalities including, the Gwom Gwom Jos, said they were in government to felicitate with Gov. Okorocha on his numerous achievements within the period and to flag-off the Do-The-Right-Thing campaign.
He explained that the programme is designed to bring political parties together as well as forge a relationship that will create an ideal setting for good governance in Nigeria