Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Imo State governorship candidate, Hope Uzodinma, has chided Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, telling him to hide his face in shame instead of blaming him and the national leadership of the party over his failed plot to install his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as governor of the state.
Reacting to the comment credited to Governor Okorocha that the APC failed to win the Imo governorship election due to his candidacy, Uzodinma reminded the governor that even as ‘a sitting governor’ he failed to win a senatorial election, resulting in his compelling the returning officer to announce him winner under duress.
He boasted that if he walks the street of Owerri and other parts of the state with Governor Okorocha, Imolites will haul stones at him, urging him to accept his burial politically.
“I thought by now Okorocha should be hiding his face in shame after he lost his bid to install his son-in-law and win his senatorial election. Despite all the billions he spent to stop me and the APC in the state from the results from the polling units, I won the election and we will prove it.
“But Okorocha has lost his deposit and he is finished politically. He is an expert in running people down, but God has punished him today. This same man worked against the APC and has the gut to speak about others. I challenge Okorocha to a walk in the streets of Owerri if Imo people will not stone him.
“Thank God all his conspiracy against us has ended and he has buried himself politically. I expect that by now, he should be apologising to the people of Imo State for the crime he committed against God and humanity. “I will reclaim my mandate which Okorocha and Ihedioha stole last weekend and then I will have something to tell Okorocha,” the statement he issued read.