- Accusations are flying around in Imo state over a suit seeking the sack of Governor Uzodinma
- An APC chieftain accused Senator Okorocha of aligning with Ihedioha to sack the Imo governor
- Okorocha has, however, denied the allegation, saying it was completely false
The former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has denied the allegation of forming an alliance with the state's immediate ex-governor, Emeka Ihedioha, to sack Governor Hope Uzodinma.
The Nation reports that the allegation was levelled against him the director-general of Imo APC Media Centre, Cajetan Duke.
Duke had accused Uche Nwosu, Okorocha's son-in-law of being responsible for a suit challenging the victory of Governor Uzodinma by claiming to have been validly nominated by the APC as its 2019 governorship candidate.
The APC chieftain claimed Nwosu was asking the court to declare the candidate of PDP, Ihedioha as the governor of the state.
"This has really confirmed that Okorocha and his in-law are indeed selfish," Duke was quoted to have said.
However, Okorocha in his reaction said the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the state is a house he built at the risk of his political career, stating he would do nothing to bring it down.
The Imo West senator said the claim of alliance with Ihedioha was completely false, according to a statement by his media adviser, Sam Onwuemeodo.
He said: “To say the least, Okorocha is not in alliance with Ihedioha for removing Governor Uzodinma or for any other reason. Those behind the story should stop making mockery of the APC or the State.
“Senator Rochas Okorocha cannot destroy what he had laboured to build at the risk of his political career.
“He planted the seed of APC in Imo, nurtured it to maturity and it has continued to bear fruits.
“Those who have benefited from this vision only need to appreciate and acknowledge who God used to make it possible.”
He also added that Nwosu is not in any court over the 2019 governorship election.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that fresh legal moves to sack Senator Uzodinma as governor of Imo state had commenced before the Abuja division of the Federal High Court.
The fresh suit was filed by the Reform and Advancement Party and its 2019 governorship candidate in the state, Okere Kingdom.
Meanwhile, Ihedioha and Okorocha have been indicted for allegedly misappropriating N214 billion local government funds.
The probe panel was set up by the Imo state government led by Governor Uzodinma, to investigate the finances of local government councils.
Legit.ng gathered that the auditor general of local government and chieftaincy affairs had earlier in the year indicted Ihedioha’s administration of misappropriating N19.3 billion also from local government funds.
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