The war of words between former Imo State Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha and his erstwhile ally and one time Secretary to the State Government, Sir George Eche, took a new turn, Wednesday when the ex Governor lashed out at his one time ally.
Newspaper reports had quoted Eche, who had dumped Okorocha when the latter was Governor, saying that his former boss de marketed the All Progressive Congress, APC in Imo State.
Okorocha in a statement by his Special Adviser on media, Sam Onwuemedo, described Eche as “one of such Innocent but totally wrong political investments the former Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha made while holding sway as the Governor of the State”
The Statement accused the former SSG as “one of those recruited by the clique fighting Owelle Okorocha in APC, who had also promised to make each of them Governor and they bought into that 419 game.Otherwise, he would not have declared for Governor without printing posters and also failed in his booth in all the elections.He was not contesting election but was just a tool against a man who made him what he is today.
The former Governor in his reaction to allegations made by Eche that he (Okorocha)de marketed the APC, asked how did he (Okorocha) de market the party.
“Rochas Okorocha brought APC to the South East and made it thick. And that was why in 2015 it was only Imo that produced APC Governor, 24 out the 27 House of Assembly members, produced a Senator and four House of Representatives members.And in the presidential election, had 133, 253 votes and no other State in the South East had up to 20,000 votes
” In 2019, those who had ganged up against Okorocha recruited people like Eche and they all lost in their booths.And it is also in Imo that APC had up to 140,465 votes in the presidential election. And the 2019 elections made Nigerians to know who holds the franchise of APC in the South East.