OWERRI NIGERIA. Governor Rochas Anayo Okorocha of Imo State, has announced the movement of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, other aides and members of the State House of Assembly, from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP.
Okorocha, who spoke with Journalists at the Government House, Owerri, the Imo State capital, however, promised to work for the victory of Nwosu, as the next Governor of the State, in 2019, even as he remained in the APC, as its Candidate for Orlu Senatorial District.
According to him, what happened in the APC primaries in many States, presents interesting scenario, as the party he said is known for justice, equity, and fairness, has been dented by the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
The governor and his aides with House of assembly members
He said: “What happened in Imo was a clear case of injustice, where Uche Nwosu won the primary and was robbed of the ticket.
This injustice must be addressed. However, in spite of the fact that my Aides are leaving the party, I am still a member of APC, and will not leave the party.
“I tried to persuade them not to leave, but they have made up their minds. I have done what I can to make them remain in the party, they disobeyed me. I do not have any moral justification to stop them.
Mr Uche Nwosu before he defected to AA
“President Buhari is not behind the injustice done by the party in the State, but Oshiomhole is solely responsible for all the injustice meted to my people in Imo State. For me, I am still a member of APC. Buhari still remains my Candidate, and I will support him.”
Okorocha maintained that Imo people did not play politics of party, but politics of individual, revealing that the people’s interest in APC was by his own making.
He contended that among the various Governorship Candidates in the State, his son-in-law, Nwosu, remained the best, and vowed to support him to fulfill his Governorship ambition.
The Governor, stated that most of his aides who were presumed to have betrayed him never did so, but were given fake hopes, adding that: “They were deceived into believing an illusion.