Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, on Friday, referred to a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, as a “sinking man.”
Okorocha had earlier accused Uzodinma of working against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, and crippling the party.
Reacting, Uzodinma, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Print Media, Modestus Nwamkpa, said Okorocha was working to destroy the APC before he joins another party.
Uzodinma’s aide said Okorocha was angry that under his watch, APC had gained more grounds in the South-East, including the entry of the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, into the party.
The governor’s aide said, “Okorocha is a sinking man. He is an internally displaced politician. He is angry that under Governor Hope Uzodinma, APC is gaining more grounds in the South East, including the entry of Governor Dave Umahi into the party.
“I am aware that Okorocha wants to leave APC and his plan is to destroy APC before he joins another party but we will not let him have his way. Okorocha ruled Imo State for eight years with small boys and did what he liked with the state.
“Throughout Okorocha’s reign as governor, he never called any stakeholders meeting for APC but Governor Hope Uzodinma in less than one year has been strengthening APC in the state and in the entire region.”