Governor Rocha Okorocha, disgruntled over the outcome of the Imo State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary, has said that the court order, which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) relied on to recognise Senator Hope Uzodinma as Imo APC governorship candidate might have been forged.
Mr. Okorocha made the allegation through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sam Onwuemedo, challenging Senator Uzodinma or INEC to publish the court order if it existed.
Onwuemedo stated that Governor Okorocha, contrary to what many believe, is not interested in removing the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, from office, but only wants the truth to prevail.
He said, “Governor Okorocha played a key role in the emergence of Adams Oshiomhole as the chairman of the party. Our interest is not who goes or who stays. We are asking for justice and this is what we are saying. The national chairman (Oshiomhole) disbanded the Ahmed Gulak committee and set up another, headed by Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Amabiaka (retd.); the man came here and conducted the primary election.
“But the same Oshiomhole went back to start dealing with the Gulak committee again. There is another issue. We want Nigerians to ask Hope Uzodinma to publish the court order he gave to INEC which they (INEC) relied on to publish his name as the APC governorship candidate in Imo.
“When Uche Nwosu got his court order, it was published in national newspapers for Nigerians to see. We are suspecting that Hope Uzodinma must have given INEC a fake court order. You can see the type of court cases against him.
“He must have given INEC a fake court order and if INEC has the court order, it should publish it; at least it is a public document.
“If he can’t publish the court order, then, he must have deceived INEC.”
Senator Uzodinma, who beat Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu for the APC ticket, could not be reached for comments as at the time of filing this report.
Mr. Okorocha had backed Nwosu to succeed him as governor.