- Sir Jude Ejiogu has expressed interest in running for governor
- The former secretary to the state government said he left the Okorocha administration because differences surfaced
- Ejiogu lamented that the public and private sectors have been neglected
Sir Jude Ejiogu who served as secretary to the Imo state government has explained that he left the administration of Governor Rochas Okorocha when he saw the direction things were taking.
Vanguard reports that Ejiogu spoke in his country home in Umuakuru, Emekuku, Owerri North local council area where he addressed his supporters.
The governorship aspirant said differences surfaced which necessitated his exit from Okorocha’s administration.
He said: “I served as SGI for eight months. After this period of eight months, the centre could no longer hold any more. Differences surfaced.
“The Governor called and told me that he was going to carry out some reorganization that would affect me and I thanked him."
According to the former SGI, “a lot of people did not understand that my exit from the rescue mission administration of the Governor, was divine.
“I am not aspiring to be the governor of Imo state because I have all the money to pursue it. I am not wishing to be governor because I am Okorocha’s in-law. I am in the race because things are no longer as they should be. “
“It is sad that public and civil servants are neglected. Hope of ordinary citizens and their psyches have been traumatized. This is not good for the polity and I couldn’t find myself remaining and supporting these anomalies."
Meanwhile, two weeks after his sack by state lawmakers, the deputy governor of Imo, Eze Madumere, has resumed duties. He resumed on Wednesday, September 26, and declared loyalty to the state governor, Rochas Okorocha.
NAIJ.com notes that Madumere had previously been embroiled in a supremacy battle with Okorocha for months, over the latter’s decision to support his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to become the next state governor.
In a statement released by his special assistant, Uche Onwuchekwa, Madumere stated: “Governor Rochas Okorocha is my boss and will always remain my boss as long as I am the deputy governor of Imo state.
He said: “I don’t have any grudges against anybody; and those who orchestrated the impeachment plot against me, I have forgiven you. I am a child of God.”
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