Senator Rochas Okorocha, has accused the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, of blackmailing him, Page 36 learnt.
Senator Okorocha alleged that the recent utterances by the Youth Wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, claiming that he is not fit to become the next President of Nigeria, in 2023, was engineered by Governor Uzodinma, to discredit his person.
He however, stated that the blackmail against his personality, would not stop him from vying for President, if he eventually decides.
Senator Okorocha claimed that Governor Uzodinma actually sponsored the campaign against him, to puncture the pronouncement made by an Igbo group known as the Movement for the Actualisation of the Nigerian President of Igbo Extraction, MANPIE, who called on him to run for President, in 2023.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, he advised the Governor to concentrate on the governance of the State, instead of attacking him.
His words: “Governor Hope Uzodinma’s government was behind the blackmail in line with the script handed over to him by those who enlisted him against Okorocha, with regards to the 2023 Presidency.
“Hence, Governor Uzodinma has not committedly begun to govern Imo State. He is only after Rochas Okorocha. He was behind the story of Okorocha being unfit to be Nigeria’s President.
“Governor Uzodinma had done that to puncture the pronouncement by eminent Igbo sons and daughters from the five South-East States, operating under the aegis MANPIE, who stormed his Owerri residence on Monday, November 16, 2020, to urge him to run for the 2023 Presidency, and to inform him that they had adopted him as the consensus Candidate for the position.”
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