Rochas Okorocha laments, says APC paid him with evil
The immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has stated that he was badly treated by the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Okorocha who currently serves as senator representing Imo West, stated that his courage was repaid by the party with evil in South East.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, Okorocha revealed that he’s still a member of the APC. However, he believes the party may go into extinction once the tenure of President Buhari ends.
Speaking on his political struggles as a governor, Okorocha stated that Buhari had a negative effect on his campaign.
“Unlike other governors from the north that rode on the name Muhammadu Buhari to power, the name Buhari had a negative effect on my campaign for second term. But I was determined to overcome that because I knew what we stand to gain. But today, the same party says they are suspending me,” he stated.
He also used the opportunity to react to allegations that he misappropriated funds while he was governor. According to him, he left a whooping N45.5billion in State coffers before he left.
He also accused some elements in the APC of undermining him to the point of ensuring he missed the National Assembly inauguration.
He said: “If anything, the party repaid me evil for good. There was no challenge I did not face or bad name I was not called in my state. They brought in people who fought me when I was building the party at state level to fight me over the control of the party.
“I don’t want to talk about it but my party did not treat me well. I have never thought of leaving the party but what happens next will be determined by time. My only worry is that the party may disappear with the exit of President Buhari if the ongoing injustices are not addressed”.