According to him, Uzodinma is unpopular in Imo and that explains the non-jubilation when he was declared as the party’s governorship candidate.
Okorocha made the submission in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Nwuemeodo, in which he said: “He should face his two most recent criminal charges over the issuance of dud cheque and non-declaration of assets. We won’t talk about other similar cases.
“In 2011, he took the Senate seat for Orlu Zone from Chief Osita Izunaso, through the court. In 2015, Nigerians knew what transpired in Imo. The state was invaded with armed security personnel by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders like Uzodinma, and the rest is history. So, Uzodinma can never win election in Imo, in a free and fair election. And that is why the PDP and APGA members are those celebrating his K–leg governorship candidature for Imo APC.”
“If Uzodinma was to be a known member of the party, there would have been celebration in Imo. The chieftains of the party in Abuja, who are backing him, are elite politicians, who have no relationship with the grassroots.”
Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the PDP in the state, Emeka Ihedioha, has boasted that he would defeat whoever eventually emerges APC’s governorship candidate for the 2019 election.
Speaking through his Director on Media, Chibuike Onyeukwu, the PDP candidate said:
“We do not care who emerges at the end of the day; what we know is our track records, we are acceptable, we have integrity and we are popular, inasmuch as we don’t want to dabble into their affairs, what is happening in APC is not signifying peace, let them close their ranks, whoever wins, we will beat them,” Ihedioha said.
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