- Senator Okorocha has engaged in a verbal war with Governor Hope Uzodinma
- The former said Uzodinma has sidelined key stakeholders of APC in Imo state
- Okorocha berated the governor for refusing to disband probe panels set up by the PDP administration of Emeka Ihedioha to investigate his administration
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Senator Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo state, has accused Governor Hope Uzodinma of sidelining key stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
The Nation reports that he said the state is only “APC in name” and that the current administration is controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Legit.ng gathered that the former governor said Uzodimma did not appoint any key APC stakeholder to his cabinet.
He wondered why Uzodinma of the APC has refused to disband probe panels set up by the PDP administration of Emeka Ihedioha to investigate his APC administration.
Okorocha was reacting to Uzodimma’s statement that he fell out with Okorocha for refusing to grant his request to dissolve the probe panels.
Speaking through Sam Onwuemeodo, his special adviser on media, Okorocha said in a statement that Uzodimma was inventing problems where they do not exist.
The senator also said he went to court to challenge the probe panels.
The statement read: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) cannot be probing him on issues contained in the avalanche of petitions written against him by the state government and the same government would also have about 12 panels probing him on the same items or issues.
“The fact remains that the real APC members in the state have wondered why an APC governor would retain panels set up by the PDP government to probe APC government, in party politics.
“The governor has not done anything to show that he is of APC and that his government is that of APC. The government is ‘CampHope’ government made up of those who were with him in his faction of the PDP."
Okorocha accused Uzodimma or running a PDP administration in disguise. He said the government in Imo is APC in name but a PDP faction in structure and actions.
“The governor has not done anything to show that he is of APC and that his government is that of APC. The government is ‘CampHope’ government made up of those who were with him in his faction of the PDP," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Uzodimma called for those continuously labeling him as a Supreme Court governor to be sanctioned by the appropriate authorities.
It was reported that Uzodimma in a petition asked the National Judicial Council (NJC), the Attorney General of the Federation and minister of justice (AGF), Abubakar Malami, and the leadership of the National Assembly to prosecute those calling him Supreme Court governor.
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