Claims by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State that three Igbo governors of South East Nigeria are in contact with him towards defecting to the All Progressives Congress, APC, have been debunked by his four colleagues in the zone.
The Igbo Governors challenged Rochas Okorocha to name the governors he claimed were in talks with him. Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State in a swift reply said Okorocha lacks the leadership qualities to lead any person into the APC even as he affirmed that the APC, as a party, has failed at the federal level to inspire other governors to cross over.
The denials, notwithstanding, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said yesterday that the APC is set to welcome many people, including governors, who decide to join the party.
Reacting to Okorocha’s claim, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State affirmed that he had already pledged his allegiance to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and is not planning to change his stance. Umahi, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Emma Anya, said he had always pledged to remain in the PDP.