Rochas Okorocha, the current Imo State Governor, has been criticised by Hope Uzodinma, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections, over what he called an attempt by the governor to destroy the APC in the state and the South-East.
Daily Post reports that Uzodinma claimed that Okorocha’s misdeeds have caught up with him as he can no longer walk freely on the streets of Owerri, the State capital.
In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of the APC in Imo State, Enyinna Onuegbu, Uzodinma described Okorocha as a wolf in a sheep’s clothing, who in his failed attempt to destroy the APC, has been running from pillar to post to redeem his image.
Uzodinma stated that the Governor was simply reaping the fruits of his anti-party activities, and that “instead of accepting his fate, he is busy looking for whom to latch on as a drowning man”.
The statement reads: “The clearest evidence of this sabotage was on live television, when the result of Ideato Local Government Area (Okorocha’s home LGA), was declared as more than 70,000 in favour of AA, which created a stalemate, and was later reduced to 40,000, in a most funny manner.
“The question to ask is: what was the basis for reducing the result at a LGA Collation Centre? Okorocha had brazenly continued to work against the APC, and this manifested on the Governorship election day in the State, when having realised that I was cruising to victory, the Governor quickly moblised thugs dressed in Military and Police uniforms, to snatch ballot boxes to manipulate scores in favour of the PDP Candidate, when it became apparent that his anointed son-in-law will not make it.
“It was at this point that they falsified the scores for PDP and AA. Prior to that, the Governor used the same thugs dressed in Military and Police uniforms, to forcibly chase away APC polling agents at the various polling units, and fielded those of the AA.”
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