Ahead of the 2019 general election, the All Progressives Congress, in Imo State has denied the membership of Senator Hope Uzodinma.
The state chairman, Daniel Nwafor, while speaking with Sun during an interview called on security agencies to investigate bribery allegations involving its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and Senator Uzodinma.
Nwafor said “there are a lot of allegations of money changing hands, which I think the security agencies should investigate.”
Responding to question on why he has not invited Uzodinma to APC meeting since he emerged the party’s governorship candidate, Nwafor said, “I have called a press conference here sometime ago and said that Hope Uzodinma is not a member of our party.
“But because the party needed to move forward, we allowed certain things and rules to go.
“Hope Uzodinma we also challenge him now is not a member of this party.
“However, we have to allow certain things to be in the interest of peace in the party.
“I think they are not appreciating the efforts of the state structure of this party.”
He further described Oshiomhole as a reckless rascal for daring to ignore a valid court order restraining him from tampering with the state structure of the party.
He continued, “Two weeks ago, the governorship candidate of our party, Sen. Hope Uzodinma in connivance with Adams Oshiomhole requested that the state exco, the LGA and ward executives of the party should be dissolved.
“Sen. Hope Uzodinma said that he could not win elections in the state with the present party structure and requested Adams Oshiomhole to dissolve the party structure.
“At that meeting with candidates, state chairmen and state secretaries I also warned that if he grants the requests of Sen. Uzodinma in dissolving the entire state structure that he will taking the Imo APC 15 steps backwards.
“But as usual the National Chairman having already formed an alliance with Sen. Uzodinma, there are a lot of allegations of money changing hands, which I think the security agencies should investigate.
“It was at that meeting he admitted that he was going to dissolve the party structure in Imo state.”