By G9ija

Senator Rochas Okorocha has accused Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma of being behind concerted efforts to frustrate him out of the ruling All Progressives Party, APC.

Okorocha in a statement on Tuesday evening signed by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, described Uzodinma as a ‘gatecrasher’ to the APC adding that he(Okorocha) can’t be pushed out of the party.

The statement read in part; “Governor Hope Uzodinma can not and will not blackmail Senator Rochas Okorocha out of the All Progressives Congress, APC. 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.”

“Governor Uzodinma was never a member of APC. He joined APC after he had been announced governor by the Supreme Court.”

Okorocha disclosed that he took great ‘political risk’ to make Imo APC adding that mr. Uzodinma was attempting to ‘reap where he did not sow’. He accused the governor of being ‘anti-people’ and actively working to destroy the APC before joining another party.