The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Imo State has given reasons for the recent jabs from Governor Rochas Okorocha on the party.
Governor Okorocha had at an APC stakeholders meeting described the PDP as a dead political party trying to resurrect through APGA.
In its reaction to his comments, the PDP said the Governor is annoyed with it because those he planted in the party have been exited from its fold.
According to a statement signed by the party’s publicity secretary, Damian Opara, the PDP said Okorocha is angry with the PDP because “the impostors and bad eggs secretly contracted, sponsored and planted within the party to destroy Imo PDP before the 2019 general elections have been discovered, exposed and exited to the glory of God thereby stopping and preventing death by the APC and Okorocha”
The PDP alleged that the APC and the Imo Governor have not hidden their grievances with the party for the recent successes recorded by the PDP which include the landmark judgement of the Supreme Court and the recent successful National Elective convention of PDP which delegates from the party in Imo Statefully participated.
The party fires salvos at the APC describing it as a dead political party which the Governor belongs to, and which appoints dead people into offices.
“Governor Rochas Okorocha must understand that he belongs to a dead party ‘APC’ that appoints dead people into offices” the party stated.
The party wondered why the Imo Governor should be “identifying himself and aligning with a regional party that offers 95% dividends of democracy to a particular tribe and 5% dividends to another tribe, he has proved to be a disappointment to Igbo Nation by following a party that is yet to fulfill and implement a single campaign promise they made to Nigerians since inception including the reduction of fuel pump price from N87 to N145”
The party advised that the meeting of APC stakeholders in Owerri convened by the Governor should have been used “to brainstorm on the many woes they have caused the people and how they can begin to shore up Imo State economy ruined by this tactless and vision less government”
“Imolites are disheartened to see the Governor of a State dancing away and making vain speeches at a time when thousands of his subjects are daily traumatized with hunger and poverty.
“While many more are groaning under the pains of economic hardship worsened by the unabating fuel crisis in the country and the incessant and unwarranted demolition exercise by Gov Rochas Okorocha in the State” the statement stated.
It continued “Gov Rochas Okorocha has once more shown that he is not in any way interested in the welfare of Imolites, but in his selfish, political and pecuniary interests of enthroning his son-inlaw as successor. These were manifest in his empty speeches wherein he could not present to the Imo people with any achievement or plans for future development of Imo State but was busy making false claims and brandishing lies against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)”
The PDP urged the Imo Governor “to be more responsive to issues of governance in Imo State and leave PDP alone as we are not the cause of his failure”
“The PDP, as the only true democratic and people-oriented party, with the interest of the people at heart, will continue to stand with Imolites at these trying times as we match to salvage our state from the clutches of this anti-people, insensitive and inept APC government in 2019” the statement concluded