Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Governors’ Forum, Chief Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Friday declared that nobody can cage him politically, calling himself the greatest asset of the APC in the South-East geopolitical zone.
The governor spoke in a press statement issued to newsmen in Owerri by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, in reaction to a statement credited to Imo APC stakeholders led by Senator Ifeanyi Araraume that they have rendered the governor politically irrelevant.
He stated that Araraume’s group only caged him in the office of the National Chairman of APC, John Oyegun and that of the National Orgarnizing Secretary, Mr. Osita Izunaso.
According to the statement, “The so- called Imo stakeholders can only “cage” Governor Rochas Okorocha like they have claimed in the media in the offices of the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun and the National Organising Secretary of the Party, Chief Osita Izunaso.
“Who are on vendetta mission against the governor over his innocent and patriotic stand on the issue of tenure elongation.
“And in any case only ingrates can claim caging the man God used to uplight them politically. All those in the insolvent group called coalition are all beneficiaries of Okorocha’s political successes in Imo.
“If they have the capacity why are they dodging going to the field for the congresses, but they preferred making away with the sensitive materials for the congresses and going into hotels to write results.
“Mind you, Governor Okorocha has never played politics with the elite in the state. And that is part of their anger. The governor’s greatest political base and asset is the grassroot, that is still intact for him. These stakeholders are deceiving themselves. They know they cannot fly.
“Rochas is the biggest asset of APC in the South-East and in Imo in particular. Even today, the only person the party needs to sustain Imo as APC state and make enroute into other states in the zone is Rochas Okorocha. Take it or leave it when the chips are down, the truth will become clearer.”