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The Government of Imo State has fired back at a member of the House of Representatives representing Udeato Federal Constituency of the State, Ikenga Ugochinyere, declaring that his attack on Governor Hope Uzodinma will consume him.
Recall that Ugochinyere had on Monday warned the Tinubu-led government to be wary of Governor Uzodimma, noting that the romance of the former APC Chairman Abdullahi Adamu with the Imo governor led to Adamu’s ouster. Ugochineyere’s position has since been rubbished by the Imo State government.
A statement released to newsmen and signed by Paul Ihunanya warned Ugochinyere to face the business of legislation, propose bills that would help his constituency, and leave Governor Uzodimma alone.
The statement which was obtained by The Eastern Updates reads:
“The opposition PDP in Imo State is engulfed in an inferno that has left the members fleeing for safety to the doorstep of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which they have identified and described as democratically-driven and people-oriented, as a result of Governor Hope Uzodimma’s liberal leadership demeanour.
“Having identified the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the greatest and most populous party, Mr Ugochinyere is strategically routing his way into the party, treacherously, as always. This, he hopes to achieve by assassinating the person and character of His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma, whose position and contributions to the growth and stability of the party stands out.
“Unfortunately, Mr. Ugochinyere still thinks himself a ‘clout-chaser” instead of a “caretaker” representative of a Federal Constituency and should face the business of legislation. At the hallowed chambers, Members raise motion of urgent importance as it pertains to their constituents but Mr. Ugochinyere has failed to speak up on the kidnapping of one of his constituents along Kaduna – Katsina road, who was heading to Sokoto State for her NYSC mobilization.”
“At the various meetings held between the All Progressives Congress (APC) Technical Committee, headed by Governor Hope Uzodimma, and members-elect of the 10th National Assembly prior to her inauguration, Mr. Ugochinyere was absent in all meetings which were non-partisan and as such, lacked the understanding of the national cohesion built at such meetings.
“While the All Progressives Congress (APC) membership door remains open for everyone, including Mr. Ugochinyere, there is no admission of members through the backdoor, especially as he continues to dissipate unwarranted bitterness on Governor Hope Uzodimma, to the point of appointing himself an unsolicited and unrecognised Adviser to the APC leadership on the inter affairs of APC.
“Pending when appropriate steps are taken and finalized for admission into the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Ugochinyere is advised to channel his dwindling energy into sustaining his party’s diminishing existence in Imo State and face the business of legislation.”