'I Became Okorocha's Enemy For Refusing To Dissolve Panels Set Up By Ihedioha ' – Uzodinma
The Governor of Imo State , Senator Hope Uzodinma , has alleged that he fell out with former governor Rochas Okorocha because he refused to dissolve investigation panels set up by the immediate past governor Emeka Ihedioha administration.
This is according to a statement on Sunday by his media office while briefing leaders of the All Progressives Congress at an enlarged meeting of the state caucus of the party at the Government House, Owerri on Saturday.
The governor, in the statement , titled, ‘ Why I fell out with Okorocha – Uzodinma , ’ said he refused to grant Okorocha ’ s request on the dissolution of the of investigative panel.
Uzodinma said that there were two requests Okorocha made to when he became governor. The first was to dissolve the panels set up by Ihedioha to probe his administration and the second request was to allow Dan Nwafor to remain the chairman of APC in the state.
The governor said he declined the first request because he thinks the mood of the Imo people was in support of the probe and the second was also declined for the reason being that the party rules were there to guide everyone on the matter.
The governor also alleged that Okorocha made the request to pave the way for his ambition to run for presidency in 2023 .
However , Okorovha denied ever requesting Uzodinma to stop the panels initiated by Ihedioha .
Okorocha , in a statement by his media aide, Mr Jones Onwuasanaya , said he only requested for a fair hearing from an impartial panel as he could not get justice from the current one allegedly dominated by Peoples Democratic Party members.