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Imo: Senator Okorocha Begs Uzodinma For Acceptance



Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC-Imo West) has appealed to the newly sworn-in Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, to fully integrate him into his government.

Okorocha, a former governor of the state, stated this while addressing the people of Okigwe North during a mega rally organized for the APC Candidate for the federal constituency’s rerun, Miriam Onuoha coming up on Saturday.

The lawmaker begged Uzodinma to put the past behind, insisting that the rulingAPC in the state is now a large family.

Okorocha noted that the party has not fully resolved the problem between them, adding that this might lead to a continuation of the cold war between the governor and his (Okorocha’s) boys.

He asked that the APC under the authentic chairmanship of Prince Mercilinus Nlemigbo run an open door government that will accept his supporters.

“APC is now a very large family. Although, we know that we still have some areas we need to mend fences, what is important is that APC family has won an election,” Okorocha said.

Naija News recalls that Rochas Okorocha in his bid to install his son-in-law and Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu as the next governor of the state, had plotted the removal of the then state chairman of APC in Imo, Hillary Ekeh.

The lawmaker wanted his loyalist, Uche Nwosu, to become the state party chairman.

This led to the breaking up of the party into two factions viz, Hillary Ekeh-led, later Mercinus Nlemigbo executive and Dan Nwafor’s.

While Ekeh produced Hope Uzodinma as the Guber candidate, Dan Nwafor produced Uche Nwosu.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.