- Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, said all the big names in Imo state never supported his governorship ambition
- He said he won both the 2011 and 2015 elections without the support of any of the political bigwigs in Imo politics
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, has said that big names in the state have never supported his political aspirations, adding that he won the 2011 and 2015 governorship elections without their assistance, The Sun reports.
Okorocha said this over the weekend when leaders of Ideato South local government area paid him a courtesy call at the Government House Owerri to assure him of their support in the 2019 general election.
NAIJ.com gathered that the governor also said that he contested and won the governorship in 2011 and 2015 not on the basis of zoning or support of godfathers but on the premise of what people of the state believed he could do with the position.
He insisted that he has no regrets for endorsing his chief of staff, Chief Uche Nwosu, as his successor.
Okorocha said: “In 2011, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Chief Arthur Nzeribe, Dr. Mrs. Kema Chikwe, Chief Hope Uzodinma, Chief Achike Udenwa, Emeka Ihedioha, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume were either in PDP or ACN.
"None of them was in APGA, but I confronted them and God gave us victory over them and we defeated an incumbent."
NAIJ.com previously reported that Reverend Geoffrey Okorafor, the bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Imo, has said that Governor Rochas Okorocha has not only failed God, but has also disappointed the people of the state.
This is as a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Okorocha’s former aide, Theodore Ekechi, described the process adopted by the governor to replace himself with his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, in the state as “a charade and an insult to the integrity and dignity of Owerri, Okigwe and Orlu people”, Vanguard reports.
While Okorafor bared his mind during a Eucharistic service at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Egbu, Owerri North local government area of the state, Ekechi voiced his thought in a media chat in Owerri.
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