Nonsochukwu Uwa, Owerri
The Imo State Governorship candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Athan Achonu, on Wednesday, said that ordinary residents in Imo North Senatorial district can never endorse Governor Hope Uzodimma for a second term.
Achonu who is from Imo North, made this known to newsmen in Owerri, through his Media Director, Emeka Ihejirika, while reacting to a report of some stakeholders who endorsed Uzodimma for Imo North.
He described it as a gathering of Uzodimma’s appointees and some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, who came together to endorse their APC, governorship candidate.
It was his view that the foundation members of the APC, former Minister of Education, Emeka Nwajiuba among others were not in such meetings.
According to Achonu’s media person: “First of all, it is a non-issue. It’s a gathering of APC, people. They called themselves together. They are operatives of APC, in the zone. If you look at those who came even not all of them. Because I doubt if the sitting Senator was there and I doubt if the Former Minister of Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, was around.
“How can they endorse when the major players in that zone are not there? What you saw were appointees of Uzodimma and APC operatives. They are the people that attended the event and carried out the endorsement. So, it cannot be Imo North. They are APC members.”
“It is normal for APC, people to come and endorse their governorship candidate that is what they did but the ordinary person from Ehime Mbano, Isiala Mbano, Obowo, Ihitte Uboma, Okigwe and Onuimo in Imo North can never endorse Hope Uzodimma. For what? It is not possible,” he said.