Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has reiterated his resolve to stay within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in opposition to “the antics of some forces” within the party.
Nonetheless, he has given his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, the licence to defect to any political party, if he so needs, to actualise his governorship ambition.
Talking to newsmen yesterday at Douglas Home, Owerri, Okorocha blasted the nationwide management of APC led by Adams Oshiomhole over what he deems injustice to members of party within the state.
Whereas vowing that no quantity of intimidation or blackmail can drive him out of the party, he restated his curiosity within the race for the Orlu senatorial seat beneath APC.
Okorocha additional stated good variety of individuals parading the party’s tickets within the state have been imposed on the party. The Imo governor additionally disassociated President Muhammadu Buhari from his rift with Oshiomhole and APC, including that his assist for the president stays whole and unshaken.
He additionally said that he wouldn’t cease any of his loyalists who intends to affix one other party to pursue their political aspiration within the face of the current scenario within the party.
His phrases: “I do know that the majority of you might be conscious of what’s occurring in APC, from the removing of Osita Izunaso because the nationwide organising secretary and the approaching of Adams Oshiomhole because the nationwide chairman. “Nonetheless, our party that’s identified for uprightness and justice, which displays the picture of Buhari, has been dented by the motion of Oshiomhole.” He described APC’s selection of Hope Uzodinma because the worst imposition within the nation’s political historical past.
Okorocha faulted the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) within the selection of governorship candidates, additionally alleging imposition.
He said that Nwosu stays his selection, the party he’s contesting beneath however.“What’s going to occur is that whereas they (loyalists) transfer to understand their ambition beneath some other platform, I stay in APC and assist them. Such party could have no presidential candidate, however will undertake President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate,” he added.