- Some top members of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo state said there is no room for the embattled governor, Rochas Okorocha, to rejoin his former party
- Governor Rochas Okorocha had decamped from APGA to APC after the 2011 election in which he won as governor of Imo state for his first tenure
- The state chairman of APGA, Peter Ezeobi said if such plans were true, he would be the first to know
Some top members of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Imo state have denied knowledge of the state governor Rochas Okorocha’s moves to rejoin the party, adding that there is no room for the embattled governor to rejoin his former party.
Governor Rochas Okorocha had decamped from APGA to APC after the 2011 election in which he won as governor of Imo State for his first tenure.
Vanguard reports that the state chairman of APGA, Peter Ezeobi he was not aware of plans by Okorocha to rejoin party.
Ezeobi disclosed that if such plans were true, he would be the first to know, as the party’s chairman in the state.
According to him, “I am the state chairman of APGA, I have not heard anything like that. If he wants to come back, I will be the first to know. I am not aware of such move. For now, there’s nothing like that.”
Speaking also, one of the governorship aspirants of APGA, Uche Onyegucha, said Okorocha had lost his right to rejoin the party. He likened the Imo governor to a man who could not sustain what he has.
He however hinted that only waiver of party’s rules would make Okorocha’s comeback possible, but retorted: “certainly he cannot get the waver.”
Onyegucha who was former Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to Okorocha also said that Okorocha had been rejected by Imo people.
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He said: “One, there is no truth to it (Okorocha’s moves to rejoin APGA). Two, if some persons are foolish enough to do this, then they should know that Rochas Okorocha has lost his right to rejoin APGA. It can only be waver and I am absolute certain he cannot get the waver. He is like a HIV. He has lost it. Even if he wants to join, it will not in that same capacity.”
Ezeonwuka who was reacting to speculations making the rounds that Okorocha might return to APGA and had offered a N3 billion gratification to APGA leadership to re-admit him into the party, insisted that for Okoocha to come back to APGA would be as difficult as the Biblical injunction which states that “it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to go to heaven.”
He said: “Okorocha is a betrayal. He betrayed APGA and caused irreparable and unforgiveable loss to the party.
“I doubt if he can fool APGA for a second time. APGA is not composed of foolish people. You can fool all the people for some time but you can’t fool them all the time.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Governor Rochas Okorocha boasted about his performance as chief executive officer of the southeast state.
In an interview with The Sun, the governor declared that he had scored 15 out of 10, in his performance so far. Okorocha stated that he had touched all aspects of life in Imo state positively.
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