Rochas Okorocha Denies Claims Of Defecting To PDP
Rochas okorocha the former governor of Imo state has denied the rumor of him wanting to defect to the peoples democratic party(PDP)
Okorohca who spoke through his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Tuesday, July 13, he said that the report is being spread by loyalists of Governor Hope Uzodinma who aim at using blackmail to force him out of the All Progressives, Punch reports.
The senator said the fake news was ill-timed because it came soon after he led other APC chieftains in Imo to the ruling party’s national secretariat in Abuja, Vanguard also reported.
Onwuemeodo said: “Governor Hope Uzodinma cannot and will not blackmail Senator Rochas Okorocha out of the All Progressives Congress. Governor Uzodinma was behind the fake story of Senator Rochas Okorocha leaving the APC for the PDP, last Monday.
“He had come up with the fake story of Okorocha leaving APC because the National Secretariat of the Party had set up a reconciliation Committee. And also because of Okorocha’s visit to the National office of the party with men and women who had sacrificed all they had to make APC the party to beat in Imo and with National Assembly members who have the mandate of the people.”
The media aide added that there would not have been an APC in the state if his principal did not take the risk he took while in power.
Meanwhile, the APC had denied reports that its National Working Committee (NWC) had suspended Okorocha.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng, John James Akpanudoedehe, APC’s spokesman, said for the record, the ruling party has no NWC at the moment.