The Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, has lambasted his Imo State counterpart, Rochas Okorocha, saying Mr. Okorocha’s All Progressives Congress [APC], cannot win a polling booth in Abia State in the 2015 general elections.
Mr. Orji said APC does not exist in Abia.
The Abia governor was reacting to a remark by Mr. Okorocha that the APC will take over Abia State in 2015. Mr. Orji dismissed the Imo State governor as “suffering from acute malaria” and said the governor should seek medical attention.
While addressing a meeting of the South East chapter of APC held in Umuahia, Mr. Okorocha had said that APC will sack PDP from the seat of power in the state come 2015. The governor spoke through his deputy, Eze Madumere.
In a statement Thursday, Mr. Orji reminded the Imo State Governor that “Imo people are still regretting their mistake of 2011 when he was voted into power under false pretence as a political messiah which he has proved not to be”.
Mr. Orji said most of Mr. Okorocha’s policies and programmes “are neither here” and have rather taken Imo State backwards while he parades himself as a progressive leader.
“Your rescue mission has failed to rescue Imo and how do you think you can deceive Abians with your political rhetoric and gimmicks? People are now wiser, your tricks in 2011 cannot work for you again. Stop deceiving yourself because South-east has no space for you and your APC in 2015”, Mr. Orji said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Ajunwa.
Mr. Orji asked the Imo State governor to “stop wasting Imo resources on his imaginary Vice – Presidential ambition but instead deploy them on projects that will benefit the ordinary man as exemplified in Abia”, adding that “very soon it will dawn on Okorocha that he has travelled deep into a political wilderness accompanied by sycophants who will soon desert him”.
Governor Orji said that in 2015 PDP will repeat the victory it recorded in 2011.