As the crisis in the All Progressives Congress, APC, continue to linger on, ahead of the 2019 general elections, with the recent defections in the Imo State and Ogun State Chapters of the party, emerging reports allege that the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, who has stated that he would not defect from the APC, ahead of the forthcoming elections, in which he is a Senatorial Candidate of the APC in Imo State, would likely defect from the party, immediately after the 2019 elections.
Sources revealed that the APC Founder, may damn every consequence and defect to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which may likely be the ruling party at the centre, after the 2019 general elections, if the current political situation in the country is anything to go by.
You may recall, that the Imo State Governor has been at loggerheads with the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, after his anointed Governorship Candidate, Uche Nwosu, was rejected by the APC Chairman, as the authentic Governorship Candidate of the party in the State, for the 2019 elections.
Recall also, that this led to the recent defection of Nwosu and other aggrieved members of the APC, in the camp of the Imo Governor, leaving only Rochas Okorocha behind, who many allege stayed back, only because he is the Senatorial Candidate of the APC in the upcoming 2019 general elections; and would likely defect from the party, immediately after emerging victorious in the elections, next year.
Other sources speculate that another reason for Okorocha’s likely defection, would be to pursue his 2023 Presidential ambition, which he may not likely be able to secure from the APC, in the event that they lose the 2019 Presidential election; also, because the APC which promised an Igbo Presidency in 2023, recently back peddled, by promising a South-West Presidency in 2023, should the Yoruba region vote President Buhari in the 2019 elections.Sponsored Content
However, whether these predictions are true or not, we would have to wait and observe how things play out after the 2019 general elections, especially the Presidential election.