…as former governor and his co-travellers lose out in control of APC structure in the state.
With the outcomes of the Ward Congress of the Imo State All Progressives Congress APC, as well as the Local Government Congress, both of which did not see Okorocha and his political associates getting involved it, it could be assumed that the former governor, and Senator representing Orlu zone, may be shopping for a new political party to move to, as he has totally lost out of the structure of the APC both in the state and nationally.
Senator Hope Uzodinma’s ability to retain the Marcon Nlemigbo leadership of the party in the state, despite Okorocha’s efforts to unseat the Mbaitoli born former PDP state Chairman, and replace him with Uche Nwosu’s former aide, Daniel Madueke Nwafor, was the first blow against the former governor, and signalled the beginning of his travails in the party.
Even his protest to the National Headquarters of the party, did not yield any effect, as the party seemed not to care whether he remain a member or not, a fact that was confirmed by Uche Nwosu, who opened up to reveal that the party seemed not to care about them anymore.
Okorocha’s recent romance with the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, and his refusal to participate in the revalidation exercise of the party in the state, further confirmed that Okorocha may be on his way out of the party.
Okorocha’s co-travellers, which includes a former Senator from Okigwe zone, Ifeanyi Araraume, and several Federal lawmakers still loyal to the former governor, have refused to associate with the Nlemigbo leadership, which has the backing and recognition of the National Leadership of the party.
With rumour already making the rounds about negotiations going on to usher Okorocha into the PDP, the outcome of the congress, which have seen Okorocha losing out totally in the APC structure, may be the final nudge he needs, to cross over to the PDP.