Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on politicians from the state describing them as betrayals.
Rochas who spoke at a press conference at the Imo state government house did not spare words in criticising his former political associates now turned enemy such as his deputy Governor, Eze Madumere, the former National Organising Secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC, Osita Izunaso and the current National Organising Secretary of the APC, Emmanuel Ibediro said betraying people is in their blood.
“Imo politicians are local champions; you can quote me. They can collect peanuts in order to destroy their own. But I respect the Hausa and Yoruba politicians, they respect their leaders,” he said.
The governor said, “Look at Madumere. Today, he would have been a senator, but he betrayed me. The Hope Uzodinma he is supporting today, where is he from? Is he not from the same Orlu zone where Uche Nwosu comes from?
“Have you been to Madumere’s house? Is it not bigger than this Government House? Look at Emma Ibediro that I fought hard so that he can become the APC’s National Organising Secretary, today he has betrayed me.
“I made Osita Izunaso APC’s first National Organising Secretary. From being a Permanent Secretary, I made George Eche Accountant-General and later Secretary to the State Government. It is in their blood to betray people.”
Okorocha has been at loggerheads with the leadership of the APC both at the national and state level following the decision of the party to field Senator Hope Uzodimma as the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the state against his preferred candidate, Uche Nwosu who is equally his in-law.
Nwosu is contesting the election under the platform of the Action Alliance following his defection to the party.