- Governor Rochas Okorocha has been blamed for his misfortunes in the ruling APC
- Okorocha has been at logger heads with the national leadership of the APC before the 2019 general elections
- A former aide to the governor, Barrister Rex Anunobi, has described the travails of his former boss as “nemesis at work”
The immediate past adviser on trade and investment to Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, Barrister Rex Anunobi, has described the travails of his former boss in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as “nemesis at work”
Okorocha has been at logger heads with the national leadership of the APC, after his anointed candidate Uche Nwosu lost the Imo state governorship candidate ticket to Senator Hope Uzodinma.
The party, thereafter, suspended Okorocha from its fold, accusing the Imo state governor of anti-party activities.
Barrister Anunobi said what the governor was currently facing was what he meted out to some of his aides with who he defected to APC in 2015.
He accused Okorocha of not supporting his ambition to contest for the office of the national organising secretary of APC.
He told Daily Trust: “I remember how he treated most of us. I, Dr. Vitalis Ajumbe, Dr. Kelechi Okpaleke, Barr. Kingsley Ononuju, late Dr. Samfo Nwankwo, and so on.
“I remember the way he pleaded with me in 2015 and I mobilised all of them away from PDP then to join him in his new APC to ensure his re-election and Igbo support for Buhari.
“After victory, he and his family and privileged few cornered the sweat of all of us, without anything to show for our near suic*de commitment in helping him back to power.
“Even when I consulted him to allow and support me to contest the office of the national organising secretary of APC, he not only denied and disowned me, but sponsored a petition against me, and went ahead to bring out and funded another person against me.”
Meanwhile, Okorocha has accused the APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of witch-hunting him after he ensured his emergence as national chairman of the ruling party.
“There is nothing personal between me and Adams Oshiomhole other than the fact that he is part and parcel of this high level of conspiracy to bring down Rochas politically.
“What is painful is that Adam Oshiomhole that I literally put into this position,” Okorocha said at a news conference in Abuja recently.
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