Senator Athan Achonu of the Labour Party (LP), who is running for governor of Imo on November 11th, has claimed that Hope Uzodinma, the state governor, has been going to Abuja on a regular basis to get assistance.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, Achonu made this claim during a campaign rally in the Ehime Mbano council, claiming that the Okigwe zone will produce the state’s future governor.
On the basis of the Imo Charter of Equity, notable Okigwe sons like Tony Chukwu and former governor Ikedi Ohakim support Hope Uzodinma’s reelection.
Speaking at the event, the LP candidate encouraged the sizable gathering to vote on election day and stay put until the results were announced, stressing that they shouldn’t be afraid of anyone because the state belongs to them.
He said: “I am not here to campaign. But, I am here to tell you people that I am already the Governor, and that is why Governor Hope Uzodimma no longer sleeps. Everyday he runs to Abuja looking for help because he knows that I will flush him out of Douglas House on November 11.
“Those our brothers (Tony Chukwu and Ikedi Ohakim), who are supporting Governor Uzodimma on their own version of the Charter of Equity, please forgive them because the Governor is holding them to ransom even if they know that it is the turn of Okigwe zone. But when I become the Governor I will free them. They know what I am talking about.
“Tony Chukwu and Ikedi Ohakim never supported my senatorial ambition, but I became the senator of Okigwe zone. I am happy that Imo people have backed my bid to take Imo back from the hands of those who have destroyed the state. The Governor cannot even visit his own village but his people gave me a rousing welcome last Tuesday, when I went there to campaign.”
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