Senator Rochas Okorocha has stated that his successor, Governor Emeka Ihedioha is fighting him and his party, All Progressives Congress in Imo state because Gov Ihedioha and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP suffered terrible defeat in his hands in 2011 and 2015.
The former governor made this known in a statement released on Wednesday by Sam Onwuemeodo, his special adviser on Media.
In the statement, Okorocha said: “Governor Emeka Ihedioha-led PDP government in the State is simply fighting back over the defeat they suffered in 2011, and 2015
“They are also playing the politics of how to remain in power in the State having known that they didn’t win the 2019 governorship election because before now, nobody had become the governor of the State with bloated figures from only three local governments out of the 27 in the State.
Speaking further, Okorocha said that he “defeated the incumbent then and the PDP Candidate, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, and reduced the party’s members in the State House of Assembly from 27 to 6, and they are seeing this time as a fight-back period.
“For 2015, Chief Emeka Ihedioha also lost… And they also believed that the pressure mounted on them by the APC led by Okorocha in the South-East contributed to the defeat of their Presidential Candidate because they could not maximally do what they know how to do best. Governor Ihedioha and his party are using this period too, to fight back.
“For them too, having known that Imo remains the strongest hold of APC in the South-East, they now feel that once APC is destroyed in Imo, the Party has been destroyed in the South-East. That is another major reason behind the current hostility against Okorocha, his amazing achievements and the APC members in Imo.”