Barely three days after the Imo North bye-election, the political duo of Governor Hope Uzodinma and Senator Ifeanyi Araraume have locked horns and resorted to verbal assaults of who’s destroying the social gathering, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
In an interview performed by the African Impartial Tv, AIT on Sunday, Ifeanyi Araraume accused Governor Hope Uzodinma of destroying the social gathering by wrongly supporting Frank Ibezim whom he maintained, by no means participated within the social gathering’s primaries.
He mentioned that the Governor is utilizing the facility of incumbency to misdirect members of the social gathering and that such was spelling doom for the social gathering.
“Governor Hope Uzodinma is step by step destroying APC along with his greed and present of supremacy. Even supposing he’s the Governor, he doesn’t personal the state. He ought to know that there are some leaders within the state who additionally deserve a stage of respect.
“All people is aware of how rooted I’m in Okigwe zone. I’ve a really robust relationship with my people who they wouldn’t have chosen one other rather than me.
“Frank Ibezim just isn’t my match within the zone and by no means contested the social gathering’s primaries. His identify was not within the poll. The Governor is aware of these however solely desires to indicate his powers as a Governor.
“Everyone knows Frank Ibezim was disqualified by a courtroom of competent jurisdiction earlier than the December fifth bye-election, and that go well with was not appealed,” he defined.
In the meantime, the Governor by way of his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwuike Nwachukwu had described the place of the previous Senator because the cry of a drowning man who’s navigating to his political oblivion.
He maintained that Frank Ibezim was the duly elected candidate of APC and took part totally throughout the social gathering’s primaries and the bye-election on December 5.
Recall that the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, on Saturday, declared APC candidate winner of the bye-election however failed to say whose identify was on the poll.