The Imo State Government has reacted to reports of a planned impeachment of the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere.
According to a statement by Governor Rochas Okorocha Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo, he denied the involvement of member representing Owerri municipal State constituency in the Imo State House Of Assembly, Hon. Lugard Osujii and Commissioner of Finance, Obinna Mbata in the alleged plot.
He said those behind the non existent plot are those who are marketing it, adding that Hon. Osuji and Hon Mbata were being fingered in the plot because they led members of the All Progressive Congress, APC Owerri municipal chapter to Governor Rochas Okorocha where the Governor declared his support for the governorship ambition of Chief of Staff,, Uche Nwosu.
Part of the statement reads “A day before the non-existent impeachment plot, Hon Obinna Mbata and Hon Luggard Osuji had led the APC Officials and leaders in Owerri Municipal Council to endorse Chief Uche Nwosu for the 2019 governorship in the State. That is the only reason two of them have now become “State House of Assembly of 27 members” to impeach the deputy governor”
“You also ask and innocently too, of what political value will the impeachment of the Deputy Governor now add to anybody or organisation in the State at the moment”
“The truth of the matter is that those who cooked up the impeachment story with the hope that it would help them in their ambition are also the ones marketing it. Hon Osuji is not even one of the Principal Officers of the House as I write and Hon Mbata is not a member of the Assembly. How then would they impeach the deputy governor?
According to the statement,, no one can be Imo State Governor or win the 2019 governorship election without the contribution of Governor Rochas Okorocha”
“The point is that anybody who thinks that he can win the governorship election in the state in 2019 without the contribution of Governor Rochas Okorocha should go and do what Rochas did in 2011 by taking the ticket of APGA and winning the election and in 2015 when he joined APC in a zone that was dominated by PDP and also won his election. That is the best action now.
“There are a lot of Political Parties looking for people to come and take their tickets. Any of the aspirants who thinks or feels he has the political capacity to win election in Imo without Rochas’ contribution should go for the ticket of one of such parties and win election and let us see”
“But for APC Imo, Rochas Okorocha cannot and will not be allowed to leave it for anybody because when he was risking his second tenure and life to build the party most of these people were either not there or were sitting on the fence” the statement stated.
Earlier, Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Prince Uche Onwuchekwa had dismissed the alleged plot. Speaking to this online newspaper, he said no such plot exists to the best of his knowledge.
On Jacob Zuma Statue And Resignation of The South Africa President.
The State Government said it will not pull down the statute of the former South Africa President because it was erected when Zuma was President of South Africa because “a man who didn’t receive any formal education but rose to play a major role in the freedom of his people and also became president of one of the leading African nations calls for sober reflection”
The statement stated that the former South Africa President did not come to Imo State for politics but to partner with Rochas Foundation College for Afruca
“He also resigned honourably. And after his coming to Imo where he spoke against the killings of Nigerians in South Africa, the situation came under control to a large extent. Zuma came to Imo to partner Rochas Foundation College for Africa. He didn’t come for politics. And even after his departure as President, he would still go ahead to make his contributions to the education of the less privileged children in Africa” the statement stated