- The APC stakeholders in Imo spoke through Theo Elechi
- The stakeholders say they have overwhelming evidences against Okorocha
- They claim that there is jubilation in Imo because they have rescued the state
The stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo have declared that they have made Governor Rochas Okorocha politically irrelevant in their determination to rescue the party from imminent collapse in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Theo Ekechi, who spoke to newsmen after a closed-door meeting with the APC national leadership on Thursday, May 17, in Abuja, said the stakeholders had overwhelming evidences against Okorocha.
Ekechi said he had made it impossible for the governor to get attention from any quarter in the state and in the South-East region.
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“There have been wide jubilation in Imo because we have rescued the party from Governor Okorocha, we have made it impossible for him to get help from anywhere.
“He cannot run to any political figure in the state because none is with him, he cannot approach any clergyman in the state.
“In his desperation, he ran to Sokoto, Daura and even to the vice president, but help has refused to come,” he said.
Ekechi further said Rochas’s inaction was responsible for the problems facing the party in the state and the South-East generally.
In a petition submitted to the party’s national leadership, the stakeholders detailed what they described as the governor’s sins and appealed for state of emergency in the state.
Ekechi called on the party’s national chairman to bring to the notice of President Muhammadu Buhari the crisis in Imo before it completely gets out of hand.
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He alleged that the state was being mis- managed under Okorocha, adding that the governor was running the state like a personal estate.
He also alleged that the governor was harassing and intimidating perceived opponents in the state.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the metropolitan archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Diocese, Imo state, Reverend Anthony JV Obinna, condemned Governor Rochas Okorocha’s endorsement of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to succeed him in 2019.
This Day reports that the cleric at the weekend during his speech on the celebration of the Easter at the Maria Assumpta Cathedral, Owerri, said Okorocha was planning to extend his tenure to third term by trying to impose his son in-law as governor of Imo state.
Legit.ng also reported that Reverend Geoffrey Okorafor, the bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Imo, said that Governor Rochas Okorocha had not only failed God, but has also disappointed the people of the state.
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