The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has stated that
the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha and his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, have no political value in state.
He stated that having lost during the elections despite deploying the state resources to their advantage,
the duo has no political value.
The APC governorship candidate stated this in a statement released by the Director of Media and Special Duties of his campaign organization, Declan Mbadiwe Emelumba.
His statement was in reaction to the claim that APC lost in the state because Nwosu was not the flag-bearer of the party during the governorship election.
“It is truly pathetic that Okorocha and Nwosu are celebrating their defeat in the polls. Because of their
evil infested minds, defeat for APC amounts to victory for them. This crooked reasoning only goes to
confirm what is already in public domain which is that he and his father-in-law set out from the beginning
to destroy APC in Imo consequent upon which they colluded with the PDP to exclude the votes cast for the
party in the elections, from the final collation,” he said.
Uzodinma stated that Nwosu was no match to him in politics has he had won his senatorial elections back to back while Nwosu has never won any election in his life and lost the only election he ever contested.
“Is it not curious that the man who was backed by an incumbent governor; a man whom the resources of Imo
State was put on his behest; a man who shared one million naira per booth in the election still failed to
win, yet they are celebrating their failure?”.
He stated that in spite of intimidation and vote- buying, Uche Nwosu and his father-in-law could not procure victory because Imo people roundly rejected them.
“Why has Okorocha not received his Certificate of Return? Simple, they forced the returning officer to
declare him winner. That is the only style Uche Nwosu and his father-in-law are used to. That was how they
got the so-called House of Reps and House of Assembly seats. Even in Oru East, where I won with over
20,000 votes, how can anyone explain that the House of Assembly member could not win. But those results
He stated that he remained the most popular candidate in the governorship election and that he won
the election by majority of votes cast.
He said he was confident that the tribunal will ensure that justice is done and shame those on a mission
to destroy the APC in Imo State.
“How can people who sold out to PDP shamelessly ask to be taken back to the same APC which they tried to
destroy? That is to show you the true colour of those who attempted to convert Imo to their personal