- Governor Okorocha of Imo state has been accused by an APC chieftain, Ben Uwajumogu, of "imposing" his son in-law as the party's governorship candidate
- Uwajumogu noted that generality of the party men do not accept this
- According to him, anyone who does not agree with Okorocha, becomes enemy number one in the state
An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Senator Ben Uwajumogu, has said Governor Rochas Okorocha can't impose his son-in-law as governor of Imo state.
Uwajumogu speaking on the controversy over the party’s state congress on the Television Continental Programme, Platform, said Okorocha is imposing his son-in-law using state resources and all forms of arm-twisting.
The senator also noted that Okorocha and his son-in-law come from the same zone. "He comes from the Orlu Senatorial District. And Orlu Senatorial District has already been in power in the last 20 years of democracy for 16 years," he said.
On the recent incidents in Imo state despite supporting Okorocha in 2015, the APC chieftain said: "We were so much on ground that during the elections that brought him into power in the second term, he won almost 22 local governments. And in 2015, after the election, we expected that he would build on those positive programmes that he started.
"Eventually, he abandoned all those projects and started all these inhuman policies that were tipping the generality of the people against us as a party. And you don’t need to go too far and you know, the worst part of it is that his decision to impose his son-in-law on the state using state resources, using all forms of arm-twisting. And the son-in-law comes from the same zone like he comes from.
"He comes from the Orlu Senatorial District. And Orlu Senatorial District has already been in power in the last 20 years of democracy for 16 years. So, his son-in-law who comes from the same zone is now been imposed on us for him to now be our candidate and if he wins, he will run there for eight years. And we’re like, generality of our party men do not accept that. And he is doing this with so much impudence.
"If you do not agree with him, then you become enemy number one in the state. People are not even allowed to associate with you if you are seen as a staff of the government or an aide to the government, even talking to me or visiting my house, you are sacked over the next day on the radio.
"That’s what Imo State has become. In the over 40 years of Imo State existence, we’ve never had this kind of administration."
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, Reverend Geoffrey Okorafor, the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Imo, has said that Governor Rochas Okorocha has not only failed God, but has also disappointed the people of the state.
A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Okorocha’s former aide, Theodore Ekechi, described the process adopted by the governor to replace himself with his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, in the state as “a charade and an insult to the integrity and dignity of Owerri, Okigwe and Orlu people”, Vanguard reports.
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