Oko­rocha de­nies im­pos­ing can­di­dates in Imo

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Johnkennedy Uzoma Ow­erri

Gover­nor Rochas Oko­rocha of Imo State has de­nied im­pos­ing can­di­dates in the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC).

Oko­rocha was re­ply­ing to an al­le­ga­tion by Prince Mar­shal Okafor Anyawu, who re­signed as chair­man of the party in Imo over the weekend.

The gover­nor through his se­nior spe­cial as­sis­tant on me­dia, Mr.Sam On­wue­meode, de­scribed the al­le­ga­tions as spu­ri­ous and wor­ri­some.

Oko­rocha said Okafor Anyanwu was never the chair­man of APC in Imo as the congress for that pur­pose is yet to be done.

He said Okafor Anyanwu was ap­pointed an in­terim man­age­ment com­mit­tee chair­man of the party that had few months life span which ended with the on-go­ing con­gresses adding that the for­mer chair­man had hoped to be trans­formed into a sub­stan­tive state chair­man of the party which could not be fea­si­ble with the pre­vail­ing po­lit­i­cal cli­mate in the state.

Oko­rocha said that the only of­fence he com­mit­ted against Okafor Anyanwu was that the stake­hold­ers and other lead­ers of the APC in the state had met and de­cided that since the gover­nor is from Orlu zone, where Oko­for Anyanwu also comes from, the chair­man­ship of the party should go to Ow­erri zone.

The gover­nor said the claim by Okafor Anyanwu that he had been fund­ing the party is ques­tion­able say­ing, “Why did he wait for that to be done be­fore re­mem­ber­ing that he was fi­nanc­ing the party, why didn’t he re­sign even be­fore now.”

Lai Mo­hammed

Gov Rochas Oko­rocha

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