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Uzodimma denies plot to sabotage APC’s choice of NASS leaders



Uzodimma denies plot to sabotage APC's choice of NASS leaders

The Imo State government has declared that Governor Hope Uzodimma is not a part of any overt or covert conspiracy to derail the All Progressives Congress’s (APC) selection for Senate President.


The state government refuted the claim that Uzodimma was against the party’s pick, claiming that the governor could not have been involved with such a scheme as a devoted party member.

The administration argued that the media’s attempts to connect Governor Uzodimma to any group’s nefarious scheme to promote a Senate President other than the APC’s nominee were false.

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In a statement issued in Owerri, the state commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon Declan Emelumba explained that “at no time did Uzodimma contemplate working against the choice of APC and the President-elect, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the leadership of the 10th Senate.

“As a loyal party man, the governor will stand firmly behind the choice of any person or persons chosen by the APC and the President-elect to lead the 10th Senate, and will in fact work assiduously for their emergence.”

Emelumba said that the governor as a loyal Party man would never work against the choices of the Party talkless of supporting another candidate.


He added that since Uzodimma joined politics over forty (40) years ago, his reputation and integrity as a loyal party man has remained unassailable.

The commissioner described the author of the story as a mischief maker seeking to destroy the hard earned reputation of the governor.

“Those who know my governor can attest to the fact that he is principled and disciplined.

“He is also bold and courageous. He doesn’t speak from both sides of the mouth. He leaves you in no doubt where he stands. And for the issue at hand, he supports the position of APC all the way,” he emphasised.

The Commissioner who cautioned media practitioners against wild speculations and publication of unconfirmed reports noted that “as a man who believes in the supremacy of the party, Uzodimma cannot swim against the people already anointed for those positions.”