The son-in-law to Senator Rochas Okorocha, Uche Nwosu, says the ex-Imo State governor is ready to make peace with Governor Hope Uzodinma.
Nwosu, who was the Chief of Staff to Okorocha, said the ex-governor was neither planning to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) nor in talks with his immediate successor, Emeka Ihedioha.
Nwosu, a prominent political associate of Okorocha, who also contested for the 2019 gubernatorial election in Imo State, made this known in an interview.
He said : “Okorocha is not making up with Emeka Ihedioha. Okorocha is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and Ihedioha is in the Peoples Democratic Party. There is no way Okorocha will be making up with Ihedioha who is in the PDP while he is in still in the APC.
“Okorocha has no plan to leave the APC. Don’t also forget that it was Ihedioha who set up the panel this government is now relying on to fight Okorocha. Okorocha is not in any way making up with Emeka Ihedioha, neither is he romancing with Ihedioha or the PDP. Okorocha is a founding chieftain of the APC and he is ready to help in moving Imo State forward.
“Don’t forget that from the first day of this administration, Senator Okorocha has been supporting Uzodinma. My boss, Okorocha, flew in from Abuja to attend Uzodinma’s swearing in as governor. Immediately the Supreme Court declared Uzodinma as the governor of the state, Senator Okorocha called all his supporters to support the new governor to succeed.
” But it is unfortunate that Uzodinma shut the door on all the supporters of Okorocha and Okorocha himself. Even at that, Okorocha has been supporting the state government along with his supporters. The most important thing is that Okorocha is a man of peace.
“Remember that when Okorocha was leaving office as governor in 2019, he said he was not going to fight anybody and that nobody should fight him. Since then, he had stood true to his words and he had not fought anybody; rather people are the ones fighting him. I expect stakeholders to reconcile Okorocha and Uzodinma. This fight is not taking the state forward.
“The people are the ones suffering because when two elephants fight, the grasses suffer. Okorocha is not against peace and as a man of peace, he is ready to make peace with governor Hope Uzodinma, who is his brother and party man.