The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Hope Uzodinma has stated that Governor Rochas Okorocha has lost every sense of dignity and has reduced himself to a chief press secretary because of his rabid desire to use his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to achieve a third term.
Okorocha had accused Uzodinma of deceiving his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, his immediate past secretary to the government, Sir George Eche, and Sir Jude Ejiogu, who was also a former secretary to the state government, to clinch the APC governorship ticket in Imo State.
But Uzodinma, according to The Sun, said, “The governor’s latest allegation that the APC governorship candidate for Imo State, Senator Uzodinma deceived Madumere and co to get the ticket, is, indeed, laughable.
“I contested the primaries with all these people and won. They did not withdraw for me, rather, they contested the primaries with me. At what point did they reach the so called agreement with me, that I will hand over the ticket to them and go for the Senate?
“It’s clear that Okorocha will stop at nothing to make me look bad in the eyes of the public. Having failed in all his efforts to use trumped up charges to smear my image, he is now resorting to this cheap blackmail to incite the former governorship aspirants against me.
“It’s, indeed, a great pity that Governor Okorocha has become Uche Nwosu’s chief press secretary, because he is always speaking for him. The earlier Okorocha comes to grips with the fact that his third term ambition is dead and buried, the better his chances of conducting himself in a manner dignifying of a governor.
“The truth is that these aspirants willingly identified with Uzodinma’s victory because they were excited that I defeated Okorocha and his in-law. There was nothing more to it and there was no agreement whatever.”