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The Stark Irony Of Uzodinma’s Campaign In Edo State

When Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike lambasted Imo state Governor Hope Uzodinma about being a ‘fraud’ Governor. Telling him not to speak when Governors spoke, there was a bit of truth in his verbal assault.

In his words:

Wike said, “If I am Hope Uzodinma, I will not come out where people will see me, I will be hiding myself and be walking mostly in the night, where people will not see me, honestly. But it’s unfortunate he has no shame at all.”

“When governors are talking, Hope Uzodinma shouldn’t talk because he is an internationally recognized fraudster who stole a mandate that does not belong to him through the help of his APC cabals and tomorrow if democratically elected governors are talking, someone declared governor through the back door will come out and talk too.”

“He is bragging of showing me and the PDP how to do a transparent election in the forthcoming Edo governorship election. Let me remind him that Edo boys are waiting for him. He should not forget to wear a mask that will cover the whole of his face because anywhere they see him near Edo State, they will show him how to deal with a fraudster and a 419ner.”

“To tell you how unprepared he is, he has abandoned the welfare of Imolites and now chasing shadows on who called him Supreme Court governor or Abuja made governor. If that is not what he is, why leaving governance in search of Imo Youths up and down who called him Supreme Court governor or Abuja made governor. Because he knows that is how he became the governor, that is why it pains him so much when people call him Supreme Court governor or Abuja made governor.”

“Ever since APC made him governor because he was made not democratically elected by the people of Imo State, the only problem Hope Uzodinma has in Nigeria today is Nyesom Wike.”

The All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign for the September 19 Edo Governorship election would be a subject of irony over workers’ welfare.

This is as two members of the APC Campaign Council and Governors, Hope Uzodinma and Yahaya are having issues with payment of workers’ salaries while Governor Godwin Obaseki, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate which they campaign against has paid Edo workers up to date.

The 49-member APC Edo Governorship Election Campaign Council chaired by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has the Imo State Governor, Uzodinma as Vice Chairman.

The irony, according to pundits is how Uzodimma would face the people of Edo and campaign against Obaseki when he is owing owning workers in his State three months’ salaries arrears and other emoluments?

According to the organized Labour in Imo, they have been owed salaries from February to April when Uzodinma assumed office as Governor after Supreme Court sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP who was paying salaries and arrears owed by the APC administration of Rochas Okorocha.

As the Imo State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Austin Chilakpu recently lamented, despite the directive by Governor Uzodimma for workers’ salaries to be paid before the end of every month, they were yet to receive salaries since February to April 2020.

Chilakpu stated that workers in primary and secondary schools in the state as well as those in nineteen parastatals and agencies were affected in unpaid salaries.

He listed the affected agencies where workers were owed three months salary arrears as: “Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), Agriculture Development Programme (ADP), Imo State Water Corporation, Imo State Poverty Alleviation Bureau, primary and secondary school teachers”.

Others are: “Imo State University, Imo State Polytechnic, Imo State Library Board, Imo State Universal Basic Education Board, Imo State Secondary Education Board, Imo Tourism Board, etc”.

If this is not the ironical representation of fraudulent Government and sheer wickedness of a Governor to the masses, what is?



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