Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has denied reports that he announced his defection from All Progressives Congress (APC) to Action Alliance (AA) to join his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, during the New Year crossover service at the state’s Government House.
Mr Okorocha, in a press statement signed by his spokesperson Sam Onwuemeodo, titled ‘Re: Governor Rochas Okorocha dumps APC, says APC is a party of fake people…’ said that the story was fabricated.
“It was out of frustration that those concerned came up with the story of Governor Okorocha leaving APC for AA, which is not true.
“With the ill-gotten ticket they have also seen that the sound of bitter-kola in the mouth does not reflect its real taste. They used blackmail and what they know how to do best to get the ticket of the party and their challenge now is how to convince Imo people to vote for them.
“In their blackmail in Abuja they told their audience that they would win Imo without Rochas Okorocha. Then, if that is true why are they still bothered about Rochas and his politics,” Okorocha said.
He added that he had assured President Muhammadu Buhari and “all the APC marketable candidates” of overwhelming victory in the state.