The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has declared that ‘accident’ awaits Governor Rochas Okorocha and his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, during the election.
The Senator made this known on Tuesday when he met with traditional rulers in Ihitte Uboma and Obowo area of the state.
The APC candidate, who accused Okorocha of intimidating traditional rulers, said royal fathers can no longer speak or criticize.
Uzodinma, however, promised to restore the dignity of the traditional institution in the state if elected in the forthcoming governorship polls.
“The dignity of our royal fathers have been reduced to nothing by Okorocha.
“I will restore that dignity because I will not join Rochas to enjoy the accident that awaits him at the polls as regards his third term ambition through his son-in-law. I will rule with the fear of God,” he said.
“I feel so ashamed that majority of the traditional rulers I have visited, stay in an uncompleted building while Rochas and his family stay in different mansions in Owerri and Abuja. Rochas and Uche Nwosu own more than half of the luxury properties in Owerri today.
“Yet they refused to allow our traditional rulers enjoy peace. They order them to Owerri even at midnight, Okorocha turned them to pupils. It is sad because these people are supposed to be the custodians of our customs and traditions”.