The Imo State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Hope Uzodinma, has said the embattled governor of the state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, is the real mole in the party and cautioned the governor to stop the blame game and face his woes.
Speaking with LEADERSHIP Weekend in Abuja yesterday, Uzodinma said that it was laughable that the governor who had all long worked against the interest of the APC in the state, the Southeast and indeed, Nigeria, would suddenly turn around to accuse others of being moles in the party.
He said that events preceding the governorship election in the state clearly showed that Okorocha was against the interest of APC, citing the zonal youth and women presidential campaign rally, the APC presidential rally in Imo State and the adoption of another political platform – Action Alliance (AA), which he mobilised state resources to get some members of the APC to defect to, in pursuit of his son-in-law’s governorship ambition.
“The clearest evidence of this sabotage was on live television when the result of Ideato local government area (Okorocha home council) was declared as more than 70,000 in favour of AA which created a stalemate and was later illegally reduced to 40,000.The question to ask is what was the basis for reducing the result at a coucil collation centre?” he asked.
Uzodinma noted that Okorocha had brazenly continued to work against the APC and this manifested on the governorship election day when having realised that “I was cruising to victory, the governor quickly moblised thugs dressed in military and police uniforms to snatch ballot boxes to manipulate scores in favour of the PDP candidate when it became apparent that his anointed son-in-law will not make it. It was at this point that they falsified the scores for the PDP and the AA”.
“Prior to that, the governor used the same thugs dressed in military and police uniforms to forcibly chase away APC polling agents at the various polling units and fielded those of the AA. So, who is more of a mole in the APC than Rochas Okorocha?” Uzodinma added that Okorocha was simply reaping the result of his anti-party activities “but instead of accepting his fate, he is busy looking for whom to latch on as a drowning man.”
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