Former governor of Imo State and Senator Representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has opened up on his membership of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Speaking to his associates, Okorocha vowed not to leave APC.
Okorocha who recently drew national attention with his call on good people in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to join the good people in the APC to form a new movement speaking in Owerri to members of his faction of the APC affirmed that he has no plan to leave the party.
Despite insisting that there were bad people in the APC, the former governor in seeming admission of the reality in Imo State said that the ‘bad’ people were presently in control of the state structure of the party.
He nevertheless vowed not to leave APC.
He said “I have not left APC. I am still in APC. Nobody has stake in APC more than me. The worst insults I had in Imo and in the South-East in 2015, was because of APC and President Muhammadu Buhari. APC was formed by President Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Myself and few other people. But those on Congratulation trip, have taken over the Party”.
He Stated, “Daniel Nwafor and others, duly elected as the Executives of the Party remain as such. Those who want to destroy the Party lied to President Buhari. The Judgements on the issue all Stated that the NEC of the Party or the governor, cannot remove the Party EXCOs. The Party Executives can only be removed by Convention.
“Whatever they do here without the duly elected Party officials in the State, including the planned registration exercise, expected to begin on Monday, would be null and void. We do not recognize Governor Uzodinma’s APC in Imo. That’s not APC in Imo State. That’s PDP People. How many APC members are among his more than one hundred and twenty appointees? None of Course,” the former governor said as he vowed not to leave APC.
“We had a formidable APC until those who came through Ben Johnson way with the help of their likes, came to hijack the Party. Now, they cannot fly because nature does not support injustice. President Muhammadu Buhari, as a man of Justice, does not support injustice”.
“The governor should stop using the police to intimidate and harass Imo people. He should not take the silence of Imo people for granted. The governor also owes Imo people explanation why he has been destroying and demolishing State Properties, perhaps, because they were built by me”, he stated.
Aside the Party officials in attendance, a front row governorship Candidate in the 2019 governorship election in the State, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, members of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ugonna Ozuruigbo, Dr. Pascal Obi, Hon. Kingsley Uju and House of Assembly members, who belong to the Rescue Mission Political family in the State, were also in attendance.