Unic Press UK: The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has called into question the benefit of the continual membership of Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha of the current ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC).
Okechukwu, a chieftain of the APC who vigorously defends the outcome of the APC congresses in Imo State that was held on May 2018, spoke Monday to journalists at the APC national secretariat in Abuja.
“At least there are more than 60 political parties now. Okorocha is free to join any one of his choice, though, we are not forcing him to leave. What we are saying is that we have taken the leadership out of his hands because he is playing God; so, what I am saying is that he is at liberty to leave APC. But let nobody anywhere think that the APC will lose because we have retrieved the party from him. Mr president is going to get more votes, we are going to win more parliamentary seats, more governorship seats without him,” he said, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.
The APC in Imo State is facing a major crisis, and the State Governor Okorocha has been accused of high-handedness and running the state as his personal estate.
The governor is at loggerheads with the Senators’ from Imo State and with the national leadership of the party. He is demanding a repeat of the May 2018 APC congresses in Imo State chapter of the party.