Okorocha kicks as constituents move for recall

There are indications that some constituents of the member representing Imo West at the upper legislative chambers, Senator Rochas Okorocha have commenced moves to recall him.

This is coming just as Okorocha who is a former governor of Imo State has slammed those making the move describing them as ‘political undertakers’ and ‘adult delinquents’.

A political group, Orlu Political Consultative Assembly (OPOCA) had accused the former governor of having committed several unpardonable offences which require sanctions and a recall.

Reacting to the development in a statement issued on Wednesday by his media adviser, Sam Onwuemeodo, in Owerri, the state capital, OKorocha said members of OPOCA, ‘glory in absurdities, simply to enlarge their coast or make their leaking pockets fat’.

He accused Governor Hope Uzodinma, of giving OPOCA N1bn for his recall adding that the money would go a long way in offsetting arrears of salaries and pensions being owed workers and pensioners in the state.

The former governor said his political relevance could not be watered down by the state government officials no matter how hard they tried.

The statement reads, “Those behind OPOCA are Political undertakers who glory in absurdities, simply to enlarge their coast or make their leaking pockets fat. And not just for any meaningful venture, but for leisure and pleasure.

“For those who do not know the group, the characters in OPOCA were the same people who carried the mock coffin of Chief Arthur Nzeribe when he was in the Senate and they did that to please Chief Achike Udenwa, who was governor then.

“They were also the same group that confined Chief Achike Udenwa to their Hall of shame. They did that to please Chief Ikedi Ohakim who was governor then.

“In 2015, the same group wrote petition to the Inspector General of Police against Chief Hope Uzodinma alleging assault. They did that to please Rochas Okorocha who was governor then and they had done that, thinking that Okorocha would make them commissioners. But Okorocha was not interested in the group using him to fight anybody. He rather appointed two of them Special Advisers.

“Chief Samfo Nwankwo, may his soul rest in peace, had died, but Chief Anunobi, out of anger, decided to join forces with those who had gathered against Okorocha. And that was how he declared to run for the position of the National Publicity Secretary of the APC at the last Convention of the party against Barr. Emma Ibediro who had the backing of Okorocha.

“Today, he is commissioner in Uzodinma’s government and unlike Owelle Okorocha; Governor Uzodinma has found the remaining members of the group willing tools to continue to prosecute his war of attrition against Okorocha.

“We have heard that they have been given N1Billion for the recall gimmick. Our only advice is that the governor should use the money to help in paying workers, teachers, pensioners and so on, who have not been paid for several months and there is no sign all the end of the tunnel.

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