- Governor Rochas Okorocha said the governorship candidate in Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma does not have the capacity to win election in the state
- The governor went further to claim that Uzodinma is not a member of APC in Imo state
- He said the senator's membership was only announced at the national level but he has never attended any state meeting ot the APC
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state said Senator Hope Uzodinma, whose name was released by the Independence and National Electoral Commission as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot win election in the state.
Okorocha, in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, said the governorship candidate does not have what it takes to win election in Imo state.
He also claimed that Uzodinma is not a member of the APC in Imo state as he never attended any of the state meeting, Vanguard reports.
The statement reads: “Even when we have not said or written anything about Chief Hope Uzodinma since the controversy over the governorship ticket of All Progressives Congress, APC, for the State began, he took up the Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha in the media, claiming that the governor underestimates his unpopularity among other insulting remarks. And we swiftly want to say interalia:
“We won’t honour Chief Hope Uzodinma with response because even when politics today seems to be all comers affair people should be humble enough to know their superiors in certain areas of life.
”Chief Hope Uzodinma is not a member of APC in Imo State. His purported membership of the Party was announced in Abuja. He has never attended any APC meeting either in his ward or in his Local Government, Oru-East or at the State level. And that is why no APC member in the State was excited when the Party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole announced him as his preferred governorship Candidate of the Party in the state.
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“APC members in Imo see Chief Uzodinma as still a staunch member of PDP and that was the reason behind the dead silence in Imo over the announcement of his name as the governorship Candidate of the party. If Chief Uzodinma was to be a known member of the Party, there would have been celebration in Imo. The Chieftains of the Party in Abuja backing him are elite Politicians who have no relationship with the grassroots."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday, November 9, pasted Senator Hope Uzodimma’s name as the Imo state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Uzodimma's name was pasted at the INEC, office along Port Harcourt road in Owerri, with Akaolisa Cyprain Okechukwu, as his running mate.
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