Uzodimma Conducted Birthday Party, Not Congress – Okorocha

Uzodimma Conducted Birthday Party, Not Congress - Okorocha
Rochas Okorocha
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Senator Rochas Okorocha has described the State Congress of the Imo chapter of All Progressives Congress APC conducted in Owerri, the state capital on Saturday as a birthday party for the governor, Hope Uzodinma.

Okorocha, Uzodinma’s predecessor said this while reacting to the Congress through his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo.

The former Governor said already there was a substantive Appeal Court judgment bordering on the executives of the Imo APC and also an appeal pending in the Supreme Court over the issue.

He insisted that the substantive Appeal Court judgment on the executives of the Imo APC was not in doubt.

‘An appeal is pending in the Supreme Court and the case has not been decided and somebody said he is conducting a congress,’ he added.

Okorocha said that even Governor Uzodinma is aware and everyone knows that nothing happened.

On what happened on Saturday, Okorocha said ‘probably it was a birthday party in advance for the governor.’

It was also noticed that Okorocha and the board chairman of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Ifeanyi Araraume, were absent on Saturday for the congress.

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Africa Daily News, New York can also report that Uzodinma’s aide and long time loyalist, Macdonald Ebere emerged as the state chairman. Ebere, a native of Owerri in Owerri municipal council, was the General Manager of Imo Environmental Transformation Commission under the Uzodinma administration.

Congratulating the new chairman, Uzodinma charged him to reconcile the differences in the party.

The governor said, ‘I want to urge you not to betray the confidence reposed on you by the great people of Imo State. Go out there, carry out your political evangelism, preach the good message. Tell the story the way it is and our party will grow from strength to strength.’

‘I will give you all the support you will require. APC is a national party. APC is a party to beat in Nigeria. APC is the party that produced me to be the governor of Imo State.’

‘If you fail, it means I have failed. But if APC succeeds, it means that I have succeeded. My success is our success and our success is my success.’

A former two-time member of the House of Representatives who represented Okigwe North between 2007 and 2015, Matthew Omegara, emerged the deputy state chairman.

Ebere succeeded Marcon Nlemigbo who had been in interim capacity shortly after Uzodinma took over power almost two years ago.

But Okorocha, through his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, said that he was not aware APC held any congress in the state.

The aide who spoke to our correspondent said, “We are not aware that there was APC congress in Imo State. What they did today was a birthday party. As long as we are concerned, Dan Nwafor is the authentic chairman of APC in Imo State.

‘There is an APC court judgment to that effect. It has not been vacated. You don’t put something on nothing and expect it to stand.’

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK
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