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Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has denied allegations made by Director General, Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, that he (Okorocha) ruined the chances of the All Progressive Congress, APC in the South East.
A statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to Okorocha, Sam Onwuemedo, he said with the 2019 elections is over, he thought that Okechukwu should have stopped heaping insults on him.
He said Okechukwu is a tool in the hands of those playing politics of 2023
“But prior to the 2019 election those playing the politics of 2023 in 2019 recruited men like Osita Okechukwu against Governor Okorocha, blackmailing him at the least opportunity they had, and gave the erroneous impression that without Okorocha, they could fly in Imo and South-East generally with APC” the statement stated.
Okorocha recalled how he built the APC in the South East, saying he holds the ace of the party in Imo State and the region.
“Governor Okorocha had toured the whole of South-East when nobody believed that APC was going to see the light of the day. He won the governorship for the party in Imo, won 24 out of the 27 members of the House of Representatives, won one Senate and five House of Representation Seats, all for the party” the statement reads
“Incidentally, and interestingly too, Osita Okechukwu is playing his own politics on the pages of newspapers and most of the times attacking Governor Okorocha unprovoked. He lost all the elections in his booth, ward and local government. On the day of the Presidential election he was warned by the PDP guys not to come out and he never came out.
“We challenge him to publish the results of his booth, ward and local government in all the elections. He does not talk about APC in his State, but always talking about Imo APC because he knows, that is the only State in the South-East APC is grounded before they used wicked blackmail and unfounded propaganda to inject virus into the party.