Rochas Okorocha, the Governor of Imo State, has debunked speculations that he has left the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Okorocha made the clarification on Tuesday while answering questions from journalists at the Government House in Owerri, the state capital.
The governor, who said it would be impossible for him to leave a party which he contributed to its formation, also declared his support for the party candidates for the upcoming 2019 general elections.
“I cannot be part of destroying the mansion I have helped in building. I totally support the APC and all of its candidates for the 2019 general elections”, he said.
He also reiterated his support for Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law, to be selected as the APC’s governorship candidate in the state, claiming that the embattled aspirant remains the best candidate for the party and the state.
“He is visionary, dutiful, hardworking and a proactive young man. He remains the best among all the candidates for the governorship election in the state”, he said.
Governor Okorocha averred that the choice of Senator Hope Uzodinma by the APC national leadership as the state governorship candidate was not accepted by the party members in Imo State.
He lamented that the APC was no longer an epitome of integrity and honesty as it was reputed for.