The Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha on Wednesday attributed the current travails in his political life to a serious gang up from political leaders from the South-West and Northern regions against his 2023 presidential ambition.

Addressing newsmen at his Ogboko country home in Ideato North Local Government Area of the state, Okorocha maintained that despite the orchestrated plots against his political career, he will contest for the nation’s highest political seat.

His words: “What I am suffering now in APC started two years ago in Lagos. They called my subordinates including my deputy and asked them to team up to fight me. Hope Uzodinma only joined them lately.

“They decided to use Hope Uzodinma because they saw him as the strong person being a sitting senator. The whole thing is about my 2023 presidential ambition.

“They want to shut out any Igbo man who is strong politically from the 2023 presidential ambition but despite the gang up, I must contest for President in 2023.”

He disclosed that there was a strong plot to stop him from going to the Senate in 2019, accusing the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Orlu Senatorial District, Hon Jones Onyereri as being part of the conspiracy.

“There is conspiracy to stop me from going to the Senate. Hope Uzodinma has teamed up with Senator Osita Izunaso. There is an alliance with Jones Onyereri. They will use security agencies to stop me. But I am going to the Senate to make a positive difference,” he added.