BY CHIDI NKWOPARA
OWERRI—The South East Progressives Assembly, SEPA, has accused Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha of high-handedness, impunity and imposition of his acolytes as party executives of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The group, which made its position known in a statement by Okorocha’s former media aide and SEPA’s President, Mr. Ebere Uzoukwa, also noted that the governor’s excesses led to the shocking resignation of the state chairman of APC, Prince Marshal Okaforanyanwu.
“Okaforanyanwu merely received his own dosage of the toxic concoction of Okorocha’s use and dump politics, which many that equally worked to secure his first electoral victoryin 2011, had taken before deserting him,” the SEPA boss stated.
He said as a socio-political organisation deeply committed to promoting good governance, democratic values, as well as championing harmonised Igbo political interest, SEPA was sadly disturbed over noticeable inconsistencies between well known democratic ethos and recent actions carelessly exhibited by Governor Okorocha, who they earlier thought was a democrat.
Although the group stated that it has no intention to join issues with the governor over the continued exodus of political actors and thousands of their supporters, SEPA, however, expressed regrets that Okaforanyanwu’s revelations were worrisome, particularly when placed side- by-side with the governor’s “wide-mouthed boast” to secure a better political placement for Ndigbo under his newly found APC.
While recalling that former close aides and associates of the governor had previously taken their dosage of the bitter pill before now, SEPA reminded those still hovering around the governor that they would definitely receive theirs after Okaforanyanwu.