Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said that the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for Imo West District in last Saturday’s election, Jones Onyereri, was no match for him (the governor) by all standards.
Okorocha made the claim in a statement made available to journalists in Owerri, the state capital, on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
The governor claimed that Onyereri, who is a serving member of the House Representatives, should have stepped down the moment he learnt that he (Okorocha) was in the race.
The governor said in other other parts of the country, a politician like the PDP senatorial candidate would not have been allowed to contest against him.
He boasted that he won the senatorial elections in all the 12 local government areas that make up the senatorial district.
The statement read, “The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Imo West Senatorial District election, Jones Onyereri, is too small by all standards and in all ramifications to stand or contest election against Governor Rochas Okorocha.