Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has advised the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) to collapse into the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) if it could not do without using his name to shore up the party’s image.
He noted that innocent Nigerians who had been following events in the past three months would observe that some members of APGA had been using his name to market the party but in a very wrong way.
Okorocha, who spoke via a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, recalled that the party’s faithful had earlier come up with what he described as a “ridiculous story about him attempting to return to APGA.”
He noted that those who had accused him of making efforts to join APGA never indicated in their claim whether he wrote to them, approached any of them or even sent people to approach them on his behalf.
“They also did not mention what could be the attractions in APGA this time that would make the Imo Governor to be thinking about returning to a party he left with the soul and dropped it on the APC table. We kept quiet and never talked to them,” the statement added.
Okorocha alleged that the National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Oye, had at a press conference in Abuja insulted his person and office.
He said: “The target of the press conference was Okorocha. Oye heavily insulted the Imo governor unprovoked and unwarranted. He talked about how the party would not accept Okorocha again without telling the world whether there was any application from Okorocha to that effect.