APC Lost In Imo State Because Of Rochas Okorocha's Greed - EX-SSG George Eche
By Alvan Chinaka 6 months ago
Information reaching our news desk at the Awareness has it that the Ex-Secretary to the State Government and a gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Chief George, Ezenna Eche, has in an interactive session stated that Imo people voted against the All Progressives Congress in the just concluded election because of the greed exhibited in large scale by the former Governor Rochas Okorocha.
He said that his revelations are in a bid for immediate reconciliation of APC members for the party to come together as one to hold the opposition accountable of the action and style of governance.
While playing host to the local government chairmen of the party at his country home in Ngor-Okpala council, Chief George Eche said that the party is in disarray and because of the greed of one person, the Imo APC suffered a disastrous defeat, adding that for the party to provide a strong opposition to the PDP, it must put its house in order.
He emphasized that “the once-ruling party in the state is more like a walking dead because of the greed of one man who against all reasons, had insisted on his son-in-law as the only person who is qualified in the entire state to succeed him and we all know the outcome because the people of Imo voted against the party because of Okorocha not because they hated the APC as a partyRelated: INEC Approved To Conduct Local Council Polls As Senate Grants Full Autonomy To LGAs
He went on to say, "I am calling for a total reconciliation of all members regardless of whether they were members of the perfect alliance of the AA/APC or members of the coalition so that the party can provide a virile opposition to the People’s Democratic Party in the state; otherwise, the APC will be completely dead in the state. For us to move forward we have to forget what the immediate past governor did to some us during the elections".
“Okorocha had sent fake soldiers to barricade the entrance to my community with his thugs from Ohaji patrolling around my house everyday as a way of intimidating me and members of my family.”
Eche who was also a former Accountant-General of the state urged members of the party to be more accommodating if the party was to survive in the state
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of LG Chairmen of the Party, Chief Casmir Ohamara who spoke on behalf of the LG chairmen, vowed that they would abandon the party if any nominee of the immediate past Governor Rochas Okorocha was appointed a minister from the state.
According to him, “Governor Okorocha is solely responsible for the calamity that has befallen the party in the state. He created a faction in the party which is why the party is in disarray. It is only Sir George Eche who has been trying to reconcile members of the party after the election but the governor who claims to be the leader of the party has never called leaders of the party together to fashion a way forward.