The governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha says the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma will never win election in Imo State.
Okorocha disclosed this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo and made available to newsmen on Thursday.
He noted that the People Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) were already jubilating because of the K-leg candidate of the APC.
Okorocha advised Uzodinma to go and face his recent criminal charges over the issuance of a dud cheque and non-declaration of asset.
“He should face his two most recent criminal charges over the issuance of dud cheque and non-declaration of assets. We won’t talk about other similar cases.
“In 2011, he took the Senate seat for Orlu Zone from Chief Osita Izunaso, through the court. In 2015, Nigerians knew what transpired in Imo.
“The state was invaded with armed security personnel by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders like Uzodinma, and the rest is history. So, Uzodinma can never win election in Imo, in a free and fair election.
“And that is why the PDP and APGA members are those celebrating his K–leg governorship candidature for Imo APC.
“If Uzodinma was to be a known member of the party, there would have been celebration in Imo.
“The chieftains of the party in Abuja, who are backing him, are elite politicians, who have no relationship with the grassroots,”