Trouble in Paradise: Rochas Okorocha vs APC Imo State Coalitions. Can this be called another round of trouble in paradise for APC IMO state?
The tussle between Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, and a group of politicians in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state The Imo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) is undergoing an intense internal struggle of supremacy as the state governor, Rochas Okorocha, and a group known as “coalition” are in a fierce battle for the soul of the party and its structure ahead of the 2019 general elections. The major cause of the disagreement was the governor’s insistence on foisting his chief of staff and in-law, Hon. Uche Nwosu, as his successor, come 2019. The coalition had earlier cautioned the governor, to drop his succession. Okorocha who took the caution of the group for granted did not know that they had laid ambush for him through the congress of the party. Okorocha thought he would have his way since he was in charge of APC in the state. But he was taught a bitter lesson by the coalition made up of stakeholders such as the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, Dr, Theo Ekechi, Jasper Azuatalam, Ben Nwajimogu, Chairman Tedfund, Emeka Nwajiuba, Senator Hope Uzodinma, Jude Ejiogu and Chief Okey Ikoro.