APC Not Worth The Pain – Okorocha Tells Osinbajo
The outgoing governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha said on Thursday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not worth taking pains for.
The governor had invited the President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by the Vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo to inaugurate some projects in the state.
Okorocha complained that he worked passionately for the party but only got constant bugging from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
“You may not know what this visit has done to us because out there, people never believe our story that we have done more than one thousand projects,” Okorocha said.
“Our political detractors have never spoken anything good about us. The impression out there that this government has done nothing but believe me, what you are seeing here is one out of such 1000 projects.
“One of the things EFCC is investigating is N500million …that has made them close down the account of Imo state for the past three months and no activity is going on in the state and I think that is not good to a state that has performed and upgraded the name of APC.
“Since I became governor, I have not had one minute of my life; I have worked for this government but what I got at the end of it all was the seizure of my certificate, and the harassment of the EFCC. This does not give me joy but makes me wonder if it is worth taking the pains for APC.”
In his speech, the VP Osinbajo commended the Imo State governor for the infrastructural development in the state.
He said the projects demonstrated that Okorocha has a passion for the development of his state.
The INEC had withdrawn the governor certificate of return for the Imo West Senatorial district after it received a complaint from its returning officer that he announced Okorocha winner under duress.
The governor, though denied the allegation, was then dragged to court over the issue.
Okorocha’s problem started after he fell out with the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole over who to feature in the last governorship election in the state.