2023 Election: Rochas Okorocha Secretly Picks PDP Nomination Form
05 April 2022
We have some reports that Senator Rochas Okorocha is set to dump APC and has secretly picked the PDP nomination form ahead of the 2023 Elections.
According to the reports, some friends of the Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha seeking his return to the Senate, have purchased the Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for Okorocha who have been in serious fallout and fierce battle with Governor Hope Uzodimma, Executive Governor of Imo State.
Recall that Okorocha’s ally, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume’s son, Godwin, officially dumped the APC for the PDP recently.
Apparently, Okorocha has lost the party structure in the State to Governor Hope Uzodimma as the National leadership of the APC recognizes the Mac Donald Ebere led Imo State Exco, who has the strong backing of Uzodimma.
However, as the Supreme Court is expected to give it’s verdict on Nwafor’s matter on May 27, there seem to be a glimmer of hope for the Okorocha group, as it awaits the verdict of the Supreme Court, which will decide the authentic leadership of the party in Imo State. But despite the glimmer of hope, some of the ex governor’s men, uncertain where the Supreme Court judgement would swing to, have secured PDP Nomination And Expression Of Interest Forms, as a plan B.
Mr. Dan Nwafor, Okorocha’s ally, is insisting he remains the State Chairman of the APC in Imo State, on the basis of a Court Order which legalized his Chairmanship of the party.
A source according to Daily Reporter has revealed that the uncertainty of the Supreme Court judgement may have forced some of the former governor’ s allies to opt for PDP Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms.
“It’s Plan B. A safe route. The judgement of the Supreme Court is unpredictable. It can go either way and if goes our way, fine. If it does not, we activate plan B, which will gives us the opportunity to contest in 2023.
“There is also the possibility of the automatic tickets for all APC members in the National Assembly. These are all options before us” said one of the lawmakers in Okorocha’s camp, who craved anonymity.