The outgoing governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has blasted reports making the rounds on social media that he is in discussions with some officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to join the party.
Okorocha has been placed on suspension by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This was contained in a statement issued over the weekend via his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo which implored the public to disregard such malicious reports whilst accusing his detractors as the ones behind his travails.
The governor also believed the declaration of PDP candidate as the governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was wrongly done.
The statement said: “This photograph is as old as the APC government in 2015.
“But those who were declared the winner of the governorship election in lmo with votes from the three local councils of Mbaise have been making fruitless efforts to blackmail Governor Rochas Okorocha to see if that could help them go free with their electoral fraud.
“They posted this picture on social media with badly written statement and falsely claiming that the governor was in a PDP meeting today. ”
Okorocha said he was optimistic that any stolen mandate would be retrieved at the appropriate time.