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The tussle between Governor Rochas Okorocha and Senator Hope Uzodinma seems to have no end as Oshiomole came to Imo state to flag off the APC Imo governorship campaign. However, the Governor was absent from the campaign ground and did not allow them to use the Stadium.

The National Chairman led other officers from the National level to Owerri the state capital for the campaign.

The Governor was not the only one missing from the campaign, members of the party’s Executive Committee in the state also avoided the event as the show support for the Governors stands on the flag bearer

Recall that the Governor has mentioned it that he would not support Senator Hope Uzodinman to replace him as the next Governor of the state.

The Governor was earlier in support of his son-in-law Uche Nwosu to be the flag bearer for the APC in the state but failed to clinch the ticket due to some intrigues in the primary election.

Uzodinma flag up was scantily attended as only his supporters came out to support him at his Campaign Headquarters along Okigwe road where the event held.

Oshiomole in a campaign speech took a swipe on the Governor. Accusing him of neglecting the people of the state with his style of governance.

He also accused the Governor of working against the party for not allowing them to use the stadium.

Oshiomole also added that President Muhammadu Buhari has adopted the governorship candidate of the state, Senator Hope Uzodinma.

This was Oshiomole’s statement in the campaign in Imo state: “Let me appreciate the members of the National Working Committee for coming to join the governorship candidate of our party, we approach with one simple message.

“It is a message of Hope, not a message of lamentation. I want you to listen because for me campaign is not about entertainment.

“Today, we have come to deliver the message of Hope although things have gone wrong in the past.

“We have come to return the government of Imo state to the great people of Imo state.

“We have come to tell you that we have respect for you people. The next governor in the person of Senator Hope Uzodimma will restore all that has been destroyed.

“Please Imo people cool temper. Today is a day to pass a message of Hope. Today we desire to talk to the young people especially to my fellow colleagues the civil servants.

“The days are gone for a governor who will look at people and say there is money to do other things and not to pay civil servants.

“I want to tell you that those governors that were given money including the governor of Imo state that did not use it for that purpose will be retrieved.

“Buhari has adopted Hope Uzodimma as the governor of Imo state. I want you to go and tell people what I said.

“Nigeria needs to produce political leaders that have political concentration.

“How will you believe that an APC governor will lock the stadium against an APC governorship candidate?

“It is the taxpayers’ money that is used to build that stadium and not his personal money.”

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