The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has stated that the All Progressive Congress gubernatorial candidate in the state, Hope Uzodinma is secretly working for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakaras we move closer to 2019 presidential election.
Okorocha said Uzodinma and his supporters have been canvassing support for Atiku and PDP candidates “secretly.”The governor’s claim was contained in a statement signed and released by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Tuesday in Owerri, the state capital. He claimed that the APC governorship candidate has been having political meetings to achieve this aim. The statement reads partly: “Chief Uzodinma and his motley supporters have openly canvassed support for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and the party’s candidates for the National Assembly election.They have also been working secretly with PDP chieftains in the state for that purpose, claiming that he has decided to toe that line to get back at President Buhari and Governor Rochas Okorocha for their non-support of his candidature.”
Meanwhile The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has stated that no political party should be blamed for the postponement of the February 16, 2019 elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a statement msde available to reporters by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo on Sunday, in Owerri, Okorocha attributed the postponement to challenges faced by INEC, recalling that this was not the first postponement of elections in the nation’s history. He further said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was ready for the aelections, describing the postponement as regrettable.
The Governor urged INEC to ensure that all issues were ironed out within the week to ensure seamless elections in the country. “The postponement of the election by INEC is an unfortunate development and also regrettable, but it is important to note that no political party should be blamed for the postponement, but rather on the challenges facing INEC.This is also not the first time the nation will witness such development during elections, it happened in 2011 and in 2015 respectively.
” I only want to urge INEC to use the week of postponement to resolve all the challenges it has and ensure that Nigerians have a smooth, free and fair elections.APC as the ruling Party is ready for the elections and it will be absurd to accuse the ruling party of being responsible for the postponement,” he said.Okorocha also urged Nigerians to show patriotism by maintaining peace and understanding.
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