Rochas Okorocha, the Imo state governor, on Friday said
that nobody can cage him politically.
The governor said this through a statement release to
newsmen in Owerri, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sam
Onwuemeodo, who was responding to a statement credited
to the Imo APC stakeholders led by Senator Ifeanyi
JOSHSPOT reports that the crisis in the Imo State chapter
of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Wednesday took
a new dimension after leading chieftains of the party called
on the national leadership of the party to expel Governor
Rochas Okorocha from the party.
The statement reads, “The so- called Imo stakeholders can
only “cage” Governor Rochas Okorocha like they have
claimed in the media in the offices of the National Chairman
of the party, Chief John Oyegun and the National Organising
Secretary of the Party, Chief Osita Izunaso.
“Who are on vendetta mission against the governor over his
innocent and patriotic stand on the issue of tenure
“And in any case, only ingrates can claim caging the man
God used to uplift them politically. All those in the insolvent
group called coalition are all beneficiaries of Okorocha’s
political successes in Imo.
“If they have the capacity why are they dodging going to the
field for the congresses, but they preferred making away
with the sensitive materials for the congresses and going
into hotels to write results.
“Mind you, Governor Okorocha has never played politics
with the elite in the state. And that is part of their anger. The
governor’s greatest political base and asset is the
grassroots, that is still intact for him. These stakeholders
are deceiving themselves. They know they cannot fly.
“Rochas is the biggest asset of APC in the South-East and
in Imo in particular. Even today, the only person the party
needs to sustain Imo as APC state and make en route into
other states in the zone is Rochas Okorocha. Take it or
leave it, when the chips are down, the truth will become