Former Governor of Imo State Ikedi Ohakim has criticised Governor Rochas Okorocha over the outcome of the Congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Collins Ughalla, the former governor described Okorocha as a failure and a fraud.
He said people of the state used the congresses to punish the governor.
Ohakim said: “The outcome of the ward congress of the ruling APC in Imo State is clear to everyone.
“It was an embarrassing charade, a travesty, and it is an eloquent testimony to the failure the Okorocha administration has been and the kind of failure and pain Imo people have endured for seven years now.
“By the recorded statements of the principal actors in the charade that congress materials were missing and officials detained at govt house and the police station, and going by our own independent monitoring of the congress, there is no doubt that the ward congress did not hold.
“You saw how the Governor was humiliated and embarrassed to the point that he went knocking on the door of the National Organizing Secretary of the party in search of congress materials. How did we come this low?
“Governor Okorocha has confirmed that he is incapable of organizing people and resources to achieve a common goal. He has shown he is a total failure when it comes to governance.
“He has shown that he is not what he had claimed to be. He has shown that he became Governor by fraud. He has shown that he is only a big talker and that he is not the political Maradona he said he was.
“Boycotting the Local Government Congress today is the greatest sign of failure and defeat. That Okorocha who behaved as if he owned the state and party is now the person organizing protests and boycotting party congress.”