Ihedioha fighting me over PDP’s defeat in 2011, 2015 — Okorocha

The immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has said that his successor, Emeka Ihedioha, is “fighting” him because he (Okorocha) defeated the Peoples Democratic Party in 2011 and 2015 to emerge the governor of the state.

Okorocha also accused the PDP-led administration in the state of destroying his projects in order to discredit his achievements.

Okorocha in a statement issued in Owerri on Wednesday by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, said that his successor wants to destroy APC in the South East by fighting him.

The statement read in part, “Governor Emeka Ihedioha-led PDP government in the State is simply fighting back over the defeat they suffered in 2011, and 2015 at the hands of Senator Rochas Okorocha.

They are also playing the politics of how to remain in power in the State having known that they didn’t win the 2019 governorship election because before now, nobody had become the governor of the State with bloated figures from only three local governments out of the 27 in the State.

“In 2011, Senator Okorocha defeated the incumbent then and the PDP candidate, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, and reduced the party’s members in the State House of Assembly from 27 to 6, and they are seeing this time as a fight-back period.

“In 2015, Chief Emeka Ihedioha also lost to Okorocha. And they also believed that the pressure mounted on them by the APC led by Okorocha in the South-East contributed to the defeat of their Presidential Candidate because they could not maximally do what they know how to do best. Governor Ihedioha and his party are using this period too, to fight back.

“For them too, having known that Imo remains the stronghold of APC in the South-East, they now feel that once APC is destroyed in Imo, the Party has been destroyed in the South East. That is another major reason behind the current hostility against Okorocha, his amazing achievements and the APC members in Imo.