Ex-Governor of Imo who is a currently a Senator has debunked news circulating in the media that he is planning to join the Peoples Democratic party PDP
Speaking in a statement by his media aide in Owerri, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha added that the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, can’t frustrate him out of APC.
The statement added that the report is fake, saying that it is being peddled by Imo State Government.
It noted that Uzodinma was not a member of the APC until the Supreme Court made him the governor of the state on January 14, 2020.
The statement read, “Governor Hope Uzodinma cannot and will not blackmail Senator Rochas Okorocha out of the All Progressives Congress. Governor Uzodinma was behind the fake story of Senator Rochas Okorocha leaving the APC for the PDP, last Monday.
“He had come up with the fake story of Okorocha leaving APC because the National Secretariat of the Party had set up a reconciliation Committee. And also because of Okorocha’s visit to the National office of the party with men and women who had sacrificed all they had to make APC the party to beat in Imo and with National Assembly members who have the mandate of the people.
“Governor Uzodinma was never a member of APC. He joined APC after he had been announced governor by the Supreme Court.
“The Supreme Court had given Judgement that the Candidate of APC in the 2019 governorship election was Uche Nwosu. Showing that, Chief Uzodinma was a gatecrasher in APC.
“Yet, he does not want to be humble about that. He wants those who labored for APC to leave the party for him. There would not have been APC in Imo today if Okorocha didn’t take the political risk he took to make Imo APC.”