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You can’t unseat Uzodimma, Imo govt tells LP

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The Imo State Government has described as laughable a statement credited to the state Chairman of the Labour Party, Festus Onyekwulisi, where he boasted that LP will sack the state governor, Hope Uzodimma, during the November 11 governorship election in the state.

The Special Adviser to the governor on Public Communications, Collins Ughalaa, in a statement in Owerri, advised LP to first put its house in order before thinking of how to unseat Uzodimma whom he described as “a performing governor.”

Ughalaa said that every resident of the state was in agreement that Uzodimma had done well and deserved reelection.

The statement read, “As of yesterday, March 10, 2023, the supposed leaders of the Labour Party in Imo State were still fighting over the imposition of a caretaker committee. While those who think the imposition favours them insist it must stand, those who believe that imposition has no place in a constitutional democracy like ours say it must not stand. We are just watching from a distance.

“Backed by some other leaders in the party, the erstwhile Publicity Secretary of the party, Comrade Alvan Opara, issued a disclaimer, saying that the deposed chairman of the party, Ambrose Onyekwere, was on his own. He said the State Working Committee of the party remains intact and not dissolved, and that members of the party should not attend any meeting convened by Festus Onyekwulisi and his cohorts.

“In another bizarre development, 18 notable leaders of the party, including nine governorship aspirants, rejected the imposition of a caretaker committee, describing it as ill-timed and lacking in proper consultation.”

“In a protest letter signed by Senator Chris Anyanwu (and others) on Thursday, March 9, 2023, said the imposed caretaker committee ‘has been causing much consternation among party faithful’ and causing damage to the party. They called for the immediate suspension of the imposed caretaker committee.

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