Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has dumped the APC, revealing he would be supporting the Democratic Peoples’ Party (DPP), come 2019.
This is coming after his Chief of Staff and son-in-law to has defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Democratic Peoples’ Party (DPP).
Nwosu, some members of the state House of Assembly, as well as some of Governor Okorocha’s aides have defected.
Their defection is as a result of the fall out of the APC governorship primaries in the state in which Nwosu failed to emerge as the party’s gubernatorial candidate. He said:
“What happened in Imo was a clear case of injustice, where Uche Nwosu won the primary and was robbed of the ticket.
“This injustice must be addressed. However, in spite of the fact that my aides are leaving the party, I am still a member of APC and will not leave the party.
“I tried to persuade them not to leave, but they have made up their minds. I have done what I can to make them remain in the party, they disobeyed me. I don’t have any moral justification to stop them.
“President Buhari is not behind the injustice done by the party in the state but Oshiomhole is solely responsible for all the injustice meted to my people in Imo State.
“For me, I am still a member of APC. Buhari still remains my candidate and I will support him.”