Former Imo State Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha says he worked tirelessly to plant the seed of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and would not destroy his own efforts by engaging in anti-party activities.
He added that those linking him with Hon. Emeka Ihedioha’s schemes to remove Sen. Hope Uzodinma as governor were enemies of the APC.
The ex-governor maintained that there was no truth behind the allegation he credited to Director General of (DG) of APC in the state, Cajetan Duke.
In a statement by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha said the allegation by Duke was making a mockery of the party in the state.
“Okorocha is not in alliance with Ihedioha to remove Governor Uzodimma. Those behind the story should stop making mockery of the APC or the state.
“Okorocha cannot destroy what he had laboured to build at the risk of his political career. He planted APC seed in Imo, nurtured it to maturity and it has continued to bear fruits.
“Those who have benefitted from this vision only need to appreciate and acknowledge who God used to make it possible. Since 2013, the story of APC in Imo has remained Okorocha’s creation.
“And he cannot destroy what he had worked hard and taken the political risk of his life to erect, for any reason. Those enjoying the fruits of APC in Imo or even in the South East should always appreciate the vision and ingenuity of Okorocha that made the whole thing possible. Trying to change the narrative for any reason, won’t be the best,” the statement read in part.