Following the selection of a University Lecturer, Prof Placid Njoku as running mate to APC Governorship candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma, some political gladiators in the state were said to have expressed annoyance hence, resolved to frustrate the project, Vanguard authoritatively reports.
One of the political heavyweights and strong member of the ruling party in Imo state, identified as Chief Igwe disclosed that the emergence of Prof Njoku was done single-handedly by Senator Uzodinma without the consent of party stakeholders.
He expressed bitterness that instead of Senator Uzodinma to choose one out of the seven governorship aspirants from Owerri Zone who fought the battle with him, he allowed himself to be used by selfish individuals to finally kill APC in the state.
According to Chief Igwe, the said Prof Njoku is not a member of any political party in Nigeria, wondering why Bishop of Owerri Catholic Diocese, AJV Obinna and former INEC boss, Prof Maurice Iwu could develop sudden love for APC.
Chief Igwe therefore berated the APC Governorship candidate, Senator Uzodinma for not sticking to agreement, describing his actions not to incorporate other aspirants in the selection as the height of irresponsibility.
By Chinos Alosie