By Aiyeku Timothy
An aide to the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, Modestus Nwamkpa, has described a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha as “an internally displaced politician”.
Modestus Nwamkpa, who is the Senior Special Assistant on Print Media to the governor made this claim on Friday through a statement in reaction to the accusation by the former governor that Uzodinma is working against the interest of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the state.
Okorocha also stated that APC was no longer breathing in the state since Uzodinma became the governor.
Reacting to Okorocha’s claim, Uzodinma’s aide said Okorocha was working to destroy the APC before he joins another party.
He added that Okorocha was angry that under his watch, APC had gained more grounds in the South-East, including the entry of the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, into the party.
The statement reads, “Okorocha is a sinking man. He is an internally displaced politician. He is angry that under Governor Hope Uzodinma, APC is gaining more grounds in the South East, including the entry of Governor Dave Umahi into the party.
“I am aware that Okorocha wants to leave APC and his plan is to destroy APC before he joins another party but we will not let him have his way. Okorocha ruled Imo State for eight years with small boys and did what he liked with the state.
“Throughout Okorocha’s reign as governor, he never called any stakeholders meeting for APC but Governor Hope Uzodinma in less than one year has been strengthening APC in the state and in the entire region.”
Nwamkpa, therefore, said Okorocha can leave the party quietly and not make bogus claims.
Both APC bigwigs in the states have been at loggerheads and war of words with the former governor accusing his successor of de-marketing APC in the state.