- Governor Okorocha said no one can jeopardise his political career
- He accused some APC leaders in the state of ‘caging’ him at the office of the ruling party’s national chairman
- Okorocha also accused the leaders of electoral malpractice during the recently held ward congress
The Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Friday, May 18, said that nobody can cage his political career.
Okorocha through a press statement by his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, said this in response to a statement credited to Imo APC stakeholders led by Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathered that Governor Okorocha said that he was caged by Araraume’s group in the office of the national chairman of APC, John Oyegun, and that of the national organising secretary, Osita Izunaso.
The statement read: “The so-called Imo stakeholders can only “cage” Governor Rochas Okorocha like they have claimed in the media in the offices of the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun and the National Organising Secretary of the Party, Chief Osita Izunaso who are on vendetta mission against the governor over his innocent and patriotic stand on the issue of tenure elongation.
“And in any case, only ingrates can claim caging the man God used to uplift them politically. All those in the insolvent group called coalition are all beneficiaries of Okorocha’s political successes in Imo.
“If they have the capacity why are they dodging going to the field for the congresses, but they preferred making away with the sensitive materials for the congresses and going into hotels to write results.
“Mind you, Governor Okorocha has never played politics with the elite in the state. And that is part of their anger. The governor’s greatest political base and asset is the grassroots, which is still intact for him. These stakeholders are deceiving themselves. They know they cannot fly.
“Rochas is the biggest asset of APC in the southeast and in Imo in particular. Even today, the only person the party needs to sustain Imo as APC state and make enroute into other states in the zone is Rochas Okorocha. Take it or leave it when the chips are down, the truth will become clearer.”
Legit.ng previously reported that Senator Araraume claimed that all the people of Imo state, regardless of their political, religious, or ethnic affiliations had decided to stop Governor Okorocha from 'further destroying' the state by imposing his son-in-law as the next governor.
Araraume alleged that Governor Okorocha has admitted that he is at war with the entire political class in the state.
He said Okorocha has been raining abuses on every political leader of note in the state, including his predecessors, dead or alive.
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