-As More Okorocha’s loyalists desert him
The factional chairman of Imo state chapter of All Progressive Congress, APC Dan Nwafor has taken a swipe at Hon. Chike Okafor, member representing Okigwe North in the Federal House of Representatives and Commissioner for Finance under Okorocha for allegedly supporting Senator Hope Uzodinma’s administration while abandoning his former boss Okorocha who he said made him what he is today in Imo politics.
Nwafor who took to his social media handle over the weekend, said, “Chike Okafor after you betrayed Owelle Rochas Okorocha and the Rescue Mission family, you lost your booth and your ward in Obowo LGA in the recently conducted December 5, 2020, Imo North Senatorial elections. As usual, you sold your LGA to PDP the same way you did in the Governorship election in 2019”.
The attack on Chike Okafor is coming barely few weeks after Nigeria Watchdog Newspaper reported that Okorocha’s allies are deserting him for Senator Uzodinma. Earlier, Uzodinma had appointed some of those who served in the Rochas Okorocha’s government as Special Advisers, including Hon Gerry Okolie, who was commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon Joy Mbawike who also served as Commissioner under Rochas.
It was revealed that while some of Okorocha’s loyalists are shifting camp to save their properties in Owerri,said to be among the buildings already marked for demolition, others accuse Okorocha of being the architect of his misfortune owing to his greed to succeed himself through his son-inlaw. The latter category of his supporters are mainly those who served as members of his kitchen cabinet, most of whom shared the view that the endorsement of Uche Nwosu for governor 8 years after Okorocha held sway was against natural justice and also the main reason for their loss of power.