Why I resigned as APC convention committee secretary – Uwajumogu fires Okorocha, says departvernor is a shame to south-east
– Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu says he did not resign from the APC convention committee as a result of fraud as being speculated
– Uwajumogu reveals that the battle against Governor Rochas Okorocha has gone beyond Imo state
– He urges Okorocha to remain in Imo to face his challenges rather than running to Abuja
Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who recently resigned as the secretary of the national convention planning committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has given details into the current travails of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state.
According to Uwajumogu, Okorocha’s issue is no longer only limited to his state, rather, it is now him against the entire south-eastern part of the country.
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Uwajumogu, who said his resignation is as a result of family commitment and the need to attend the graduation ceremony of his two children abroad, said: “In Igbo land, we say one person cannot cook food for the entire populace because if you do that, the food will not be enough, but when the entire citizens of a community now cook for one person, there will be disaster, and that is what is happening in the south-east.
“It is very clear today that this is no longer an Imo issue but a south-east issue and I am very happy that Nigerians are seeing this. It is very clear now that the entire south-east has lost confidence in the leadership of Rochas Anayo Okorocha and all we are asking is that Nigerians should take note that we no longer have him as our leader.
“I can only hope that my governor, Rochas Okorocha, will spend more time in Imo state attending to the various issues that he has created for himself because, in the last two weeks, he has been here in Abuja running around for the convention and trying to ensure that he puts only people that are favourable to his policies.
“And I will like also to state that last Thursday, the entire south-east region held a meeting attended by south-east leaders like the former Senate president, Ken Nnamani; former governors, Jim Nwobodo of Anambra; Sullivan Chime of Enugu; Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia; Martins Elechi of Ebonyi; Senators Hope Uzodinma; Ogbuoji, Andy Uba, myself and many other past and present senators from the zone including Ararume, Chris Adighije and all the state executives.
“Each state spoke on the position they have taken on the re-election of our candidates. They spoke and supported the three current members of the NWC namely Osita Izunaso, George Moghalu and Emma Eneuku.
“They supported the re-election of our current NWC members because of the good work they have done except Governor Okorocha who refused to come because he knew very well what was going to happen at the zonal meeting.”
He denied that his resignation was to assuage Okorocha, who earlier threatened to dump the APC over the congresses held in Imo state.