Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has disclosed that his predecessor, Sen. Rochas Okorocha is not a registered member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State.
He made the disclosure when he received the APC registration and revalidation appeal committee in Owerri, the Imo capital, on Thursday.
Uzodinma explained that he has promoted an all-inclusive process in the state, irrespective of affiliations.
“I’m not unaware that some people wanted to hijack the process. What I assure everybody is that nobody will be excluded. I recall getting a phone call from the governor of Niger state, telling me that the former governor, Okorocha, complained,” he said.
Uzodimma, however, noted that after attempts to get Okorocha to participate in the registration process, “the governor called me back from Niger state and told me that from all indications, Okorocha is not serious; that instead of talking about registration, he’s talking of party structure.”
The Governor added, “We had issues before I became the governor. As a result, people had their sympathies here and there. But after I became governor, I don’t have a choice but to unite the membership of the party.
“The committee I set up to supervise the registration, a few days ago, said they were approaching two million. And I told the speaker, if INEC registration in Imo state is four point something million, you must get me three million. I cannot make this type of statement if the idea is to exclude people.
“I think that some of our leaders in this party need help. Some people don’t know how to manage life after power. That is what we call post-power syndrome.”