Despite losing the structure of the All Progressive Congress, APC to the “Allied Forces” a group of politicians, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has said he is not quitting the governing party.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo, Okorocha is one of the principal founders of the APC.
“He became the propeller of APC in Imo and the whole of South East. Mobilizing people for the party in Imo, Ebonyi, Abia, Enugu, and Anambra States. He was the rallying point. And he did that in the overall interest of the South-East and indeed, APC.
“If Governor Okorocha did not take good percentage of APGA to APC, the party would not have had the kind of national spread it has till today. For that reason, they called him all sorts of derogatory names which Nigerians all know, including Alhaji in Government House, Okoro-Hausa, and Rochas Buhari”
He recalled that when the APC came for campaign in 2015 in Imo and all the States in the South East, he was the point man.
” Today too, the same people who called him names have begun to market falsehood against him including the fake story of jis leaving APC for APGA. All these could show the level of frustration on the side of the ten man coalition. They are been hunted by their inglorious actions” he said.
Meanwhile, the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA in Imo State has said the party is not willing to readmit the Imo Governor back into its fold as reported in the social media.
According to a statement by the State Vice Chairman of the Imo State chapter of APGA, Chief Rowlands, the party debunked online reports that APGA in Imo has accepted and re- admitted Okorocha back into its fold.
“APGA has not accepted Rochas back to the party and is not ready to do so considering what Rochas did to the party and all his negative remarks against the party when he left to APC.
“It was a mistake having him at the first instance and APGA will not make the mistake the second time.
APGA Imo State is poised to reclaiming her mandate of Governorship of IMO state come 2019. The flag of APGA will fly in the entire Imo state come 2019” he said .