By Toby Prince
Governor Rochas Okorocha’s current political ordeal in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is nemesis at work according to his immediate past adviser on trade and investment, Barrister Rex Anunobi.
Okorocha has been at loggerheads with the national leadership of the APC, after his anointed candidate Uche Nwosu lost the Imo state governorship candidate ticket to Senator Hope Uzodinma.
The party, thereafter, suspended Okorocha from its fold, accusing the Imo state governor of anti-party activities.
Barrister Anunobi said what the governor was currently facing was what he meted out to some of his aides with who he defected to APC in 2015.
He accused Okorocha of not supporting his ambition to contest for the office of the national organising secretary of APC.
He told Daily Trust: “I remember how he treated most of us. I, Dr. Vitalis Ajumbe, Dr. Kelechi Okpaleke, Barr. Kingsley Ononuju, late Dr. Samfo Nwankwo, and so on.
“I remember the way he pleaded with me in 2015 and I mobilised all of them away from PDP then to join him in his new APC to ensure his re-election and Igbo support for Buhari.
“After victory, he and his family and privileged few cornered the sweat of all of us, without anything to show for our near suicide commitment in helping him back to power.
“Even when I consulted him to allow and support me to contest the office of the national organising secretary of APC, he not only denied and disowned me, but sponsored a petition against me, and went ahead to bring out and funded another person against me.”