The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha on Wednesday said that he is the landlord of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state and Southeast as a whole.
Okorocha said this while refuting the rumour that he wants to leave the APC for the Social Democratic Party, SDP, barely 48hours to the submission of the Governorship and House of Assembly Candidates to INEC by Political Parties in the country.
The governor pointed that no one builds a good house and leaves it for those facing “crimminal charges”, adding that he has a great task of ensuring that those hired to destroy APC in Imo will not succeed.
In the statement, which was signed by the Chief Secretary to the Governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, he said, “The known fraudsters in Imo politics who have sneaked into Imo APC have come up with the cheap and unfounded rumour of Governor Rochas Okorocha and Ugwumba Uche Nwosu leaving APC for SDP. Their first claim was ADC.
“Like we had intoned, this baseless rumour was manufactured by these fraudsters and been marketed by their agents on the social media.
“Nobody builds a befitting house and abandons it for those who are facing criminal charges for issuance of Dud Cheques and failure to declare their assets.
“Rochas Okorocha is the LANDLORD of Imo APC in particular and that of the South-East in general. And he has the onerous task of ensuring that those recruited to destroy the Party in the State and indeed in the South-East do not have their way”.