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Had Rochas Okorocha Been Officially Relegated from Imo Politics?

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The absence of former Governor of Imo State and Senator who is, currently, representing Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Owelle Rochas Okorocha, at the venue of the State Congress of Imo State Chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) raises concerns.

It could be recalled that Rochas Okorocha was the first executive governor to be elected under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the entire Southeast geopolitical zone. He was reelected as Imo State governor in 2015, under the platform of APC, after he defected from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to APC when the party was being formed ahead of the 2015 General Elections.

However, there was a tough political wrangle between some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State and the political loyalists of former Governor of the State, Senator Rochas Okorocha.

The political rift which started during the build up to the 2019 governorship election in the state seems to have, strategically, frustrated the political ruggedness of the former governor.

Remarkably, Rochas Okorocha had, ahead of the 2019 governorship elections, deployed all his political sagacity to ensure that his in-law, Uche Nwosu, emerged as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The move was, strictly, rejected by some members of the party who saw the action as an attempt to turn the governorship seat of the state to someone’s inheritance.

Hence, Hope Uzodinma emeged as the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 general elections. Since then, the political relationship between Senator Rochas Okorocha and some members of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Imo State, has been cat and rat.

The political rift between Senator Rochas Okorocha and the Governor Hope Uzodinma’s faction of the party was expected to be, hotly, rekindled during the Ward, Local Government and State Congresses of the party in the state. However, it seems like the political doggedness of Senator Rochas Okorocha has been weakened.

Surely, any political leader who do not have control, in simple majority, over the structure of his party in the state, local government and ward levels may be considered to be politically incapacitated.

Thus, the absence of former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha at the venue of the recently conducted state congress of the ruling All Progressives Congress, in Imo State, may possibly hint to the fact that the political capability of the former governor has been cut to sizes, in as much as Imo State politics is concerned.

Source Opera News Contributor

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