The Imo State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9, 2019 election, Senator Hope Uzodinma has described Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha as a wolf in a sheep’s clothing who in his failed attempt to destroy APC in the state and South East has been running from pillar to post to redeem his image.
He said that nemesis has already caught up with the governor as he can no longer walk freely on the streets of Owerri, the Imo State capital.
In a statement issued yesterday by the publicity secretary of the APC in Imo State, Chief Enyinna Onuegbu, Uzodimma said that events preceding and during the governorship election clearly showed that Okorocha was against the interest of APC. The statement reads:
“The clearest evidence of this sabotage was on live television when the result of Ideato local government area (Okorocha’s home LGA) was declared as more than 70,000 in favour of AA which created a stalemate and was later reduced to 40,000 in a most funny manner. The question to ask is: what was the basis for reducing the result at a LGA Collation Centre?
“Okorocha had brazenly continued to work against the APC and this manifested on the governorship election day in the state when having realised that I was cruising to victory, the governor quickly moblised thugs dressed in military and police uniforms to snatch ballot boxes to manipulate scores in favour of the PDP candidate when it became apparent that his anointed son-in-law will not make it. It was at this point that they falsified the scores for PDP and AA.
“Prior to that, the governor used the same thugs dressed in military and police uniforms to forcibly chase away APC polling agents at the various polling units and fielded those of the AA.”
According to him, Okorocha was simply reaping the result of his anti-party activities and that “instead of accepting his fate, he is busy looking for whom to latch on as a drowning man”.