95 Percent Of Imo People Not Happy With Okorocha – Ex-APC Convention Scribe
Sen. Benjamin Uwajumogu, who recently resigned as the Secretary of the National Convention of the APC, has said that 95 percent of Imo people are not happy with the state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
Although Uwajumogu cited “personal commitment” and calming “fraying nerves” as reasons for his Thursday resignation, many observers said that he was forced out by Okorocha, his political foe.
Speaking with Vanguard, Uwajumogu said that Okorocha’s administration had become an embarrassment to the South-East and a poor representation of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the geo-political zone.
He said, “My relationship with the governor is something that is in the public domain. For me, my relationship with him is not a personal thing. All of us in Imo State are opposed to the way the government in Imo State is being run. Our opposition to that is something that is based on principle; based on the fact that 95 percent of Imo citizens and indeed south easterners are not happy with what is happening in Imo State. Southeast citizens are ashamed that the only state that we, APC, have in the region is being run the way we see in the last three years, and for me, I did not have a choice than to detach myself from that government. I am happy now that I have resigned, maybe it will be clear that the convention which is slated to elect national officers….I am aware that the governor is supporting and promoting some Southeast citizens to run for offices zoned to the region and so now that I have resigned, nobody will accuse me of manipulating the process or the results of the election.”