Uzodinma, Okorocha at loggerhead over control of APC in Imo

Ex-Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo alleges that ex-Governor Rochas Okorocha plans to destroy the All Progressives Congress (APC) before defecting to another party.

Uzodinma’s statement came in his reaction to Okorocha’s statement that the governor was working against the APC.

The governor in his statement through his Senior Special Assistant on Print Media, Modestus Nwamkpa, described Okorocha as a “sinking man”.

“Okorocha is a sinking man. He is an internally displaced politician. He is angry that under Governor Hope Uzodinma, the APC is gaining ground in the South-East, including the defection of Governor Dave Umahi to the party.

“I am aware that Okorocha wants to leave the APC, and his plan is to destroy the party before he joins another party. But we will not let him have his way.”

He said that the former Governor could leave APC quietly instead instead of making false claims.

Senator Hope Uzodinma, the Governor of Imo State
Senator Hope Uzodinma, the Governor of Imo State

Senator Okorocha who boycotted the APC South-East zonal stakeholders meeting held at the Imo Government House in Owerrri, had accused Uzodinma of destroying the APC in Imo State. He says that the governor was indulging in political jamboree.

Okorocha said; “How many people did you see at the meeting? How many House of Reps members were there? Did you see Senator Rochas Okorocha, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu and other leaders of the party there?

“It is almost one year since Hope Uzodinma became governor and he has not called any APC leadership meeting in Imo state. At the appropriate time, we will separate truth from falsehood. That meeting was a political jamboree.

“All those who brought APC to South-East were not there and you called it APC stakeholders meeting. We challenge them to bring the 2015 and 2019 booth results. Okorocha had produced Senators, Reps members and House of Assembly members for APC.

“Politics is a game of numbers and at the right time truth shall be unveiled. Hope Uzodinma inherited a sound APC in Imo state but sadly APC is no longer breathing in Imo state. The truth of the matter is that APC only exists in government house in Imo state.”

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