Hope Uzodinma, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State, has lambasted the current Governor of the State, Rochas Okorocha.
According to TheCable, Senator Uzodinma said that Rocha Okorocha, Governor of the state, is dead politically, TheCable reports. Reacting to the comment Okorocha made on the loss of the APC in the gubernatorial election, Uzodinma said the governor is looking for scapegoats for his failure.
Okorocha had accused Adams Oshiomhiole, national chairman of the APC of imposing Uzodinma on the party against the people’s wish.
The governor said posterity will judge the duo. But Uzodinma asked Okorocha to hide his face in shame rather than blaming him and the national leadership of the party over his failed plot to install his son in-law as governor.
He challenged Okorocha for a walk on the streets of Owerri, saying people will stone him.
“I thought by now Okorocha should be hiding his face in shame after he lost his bid to install his son in-law and win his senatorial election,” he said in a statement. Despite all the billions he spent to stop me and the APC in the state from the results from the polling units show I won the election and we will prove it.”
“But Okorocha has lost his deposit and he is finished politically. He is an expert in running people down but God has punished him today. This same man worked against the APC and he has the gut to speak about others. I challenge Okorocha for a walk in the streets of Owerri if Imo people will not stone him.”
“Thank God all his conspiracy against us has ended and he has buried himself politically. I expect by now he should be apologising to the people of Imo State for the crime against God and humanity he committed.”
In another development, Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, said Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is to blame for the party’s loss of the guber polls in the state.
Emeka Ihedioha, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 273,404 to beat Okorocha’s preferred candidate, Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance (AA) who polled 190,364.
Okorocha also blamed Hope Uzodimma, APC candidate in the state, who came fourth, for the inability of the party to win the governorship election.
In a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his chief press secretary, the governor said posterity would judge the duo for their alleged roles in the election.
According to him, Uzodima’s felicitation with Ihedioha after he was declared the winner of the election, showed he (Uzodima ) is a mole who reportedly worked for PDP.
“We had maintained that Chief Uzodinma was just a mole in the APC and today, the governorship election in the state and its outcome have obviously vindicated us, aside the fact that a video of Chief Uzodinma’s celebration with Ihedioha has gone viral on the social media,” the statement read.
“Chief Uzodinma succeeded through Adams Oshiomhole to ensure that only his supporters were made agents of the party, from the list he sent from Abuja to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
“Unfortunately, none of Uzodinma’s and Oshiomhole’s approved agents were seen either at the ward, local government or at the state level ; they didn’t care about the election and its outcome.
“At the end of the day, the APC candidate came fourth. And he has been celebrating with the PDP candidate. Their target as it has been shown now is to totally destroy APC in the South-East and in Imo in particular, thereby authenticating the claim in some quarters that it is all about 2023.”
“We had equally maintained the contention that Imo people would not vote for Uzodinma because they know him very well, but Oshiomhole refused to listen. He came fourth and never showed that he took part in the election; posterity and history will judge Oshiomhole and Uzodinma over the fate of APC in the South-East, especially in Imo State.”
Okorocha contested and was initially declared winner of the Imo-west senatorial seat. However, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) struck out his name, saying he was declared winner under duress.
What are your thoughts on this story?