*Imo Gov: I M The Landlord Of APC*
National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomole has said three State Governors, including Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha are unhappy with him.
Others are Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and Abubakar Yari (Zamfara)
The Chairman’s response came just as a Nigerian Daily Newspaper; Vanguard on Wednesday night reported online that Senator Hope Uzodinma has been nominated as the party’s governorship candidate of Imo State.
The report has been dismissed by Okorocha’s aides.
Oshiomole spoke in Abuja after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said ““Governor Rochas Okorocha was one of those who had issues with my predecessor and I did my best to try and resolve those issues in a way that has given him a new platform.
“And I am happy that God used us to do that not by cheating in his favour but by doing what is right; it is just that once you stick to the goal, sometimes, you either get caught on the right side or the wrong side,’’ he said.
In a related development, Governor Rochas Okorocha said he remains the landlord of the APC in Imo State and South East.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo, he said he is leaving the APC for SDP as insinuated on the social media.
The statement reads “The known fraudsters in Imo politics who have sneaked into Imo APC have come up with the cheap and unfounded rumour of Governor Rochas Okorocha and Ugwumba Uche Nwosu leaving APC for SDP. Their first claim was ADC.
“Nobody builds a befitting house and abandons it for those who are facing criminal charges for issuance of Dud Cheques and failure to declare their assets.
“Rochas Okorocha is the LANDLORD of Imo APC in particular and that of the South-East in general. And he has the onerous task of ensuring that those recruited to destroy the Party in the State and indeed in the South-East do not have their way”.