National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole says Governor Rochas Okorocha’s familiocracy in Imo State will end when the Party aspirant Sen.Hope Uzodinma wins at the forthcoming election.
Oshiomhole, while addressing a mammoth crowd of party loyalist in Owerri at the flag off of the party’s Gubernatorial Candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma.
The National Chairman said he was in the State with goodnews and to put an end to the suffering of the people of Imo state. He also expressed worries on how a sitting Governor could deny his party’s gubernatorial candidate access to the stadium to flag off his campaign even when they have already paid for its use.
The Chairman said, “We have not come here to cry over what has gone wrong in the state . We come with a message of liberation of Imo state. Everything you see today in the state belongs to a family, but you have a reason to demand for a real change that will bring prosperity to everybody in the state. I bring you a message of Hope that the only qualification for getting a contract will no longer be determined if you are an in- law of the governor. I bring you a message of Hope that your money will be used to develop your state and not a personal private estate . I bring you a message of Hope that those workers and pensioners who have not been paid even when your governor has collected a bail out fund for the same purpose from the federal government will get paid when Hope becomes the governor.”
Oshiomhole further told the Party members, “I heard that Rochas said that when he was contesting for the governorship election in 2011 that Ohakim had denied him the use of the stadium and that was why he also denied Sen.Hope Uzodinma. He is copying the wrong thing. But the stadium was built with the money of the state .But at the end Ohakim failed and he is going to fail you people, you should punish him for that.”
Sen. Hope Uzodinma, The gubernatorial candidate while Speaking said, “Today I don’t want to make too much speech but I want to assure the people of Imo that with me as the next governor that the era of government by deceit and where only the members of the family are in charge will be over as every Imo indigene would be part and parcel of the government because it will be their government.”
Present at the rally are: Members of the National Working Committee of the party, all the governorship candidates of the party from South East, Sen. Ali Modu Sherrif, Imo state Deputy Governor Prince Eze Madumere, Sen. Benjamin Uwajumogu and members of the Imo APC Coalition.