TROUBLE!!! Rochas Okorocha Mentioned, As Buhari’s New Ministerial List Scatters APC

By Post-Nigeria: June 28, 2019 17:58

TROUBLE!!! Rochas Okorocha Mentioned, As Buhari’s New Ministerial List Scatters APC

Members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo State, are currently trading words, as Nigerians await Muhammadu Buhari’s naming of his cabinet members.
The APC members are locking horns over the Ministerial slot for the State, leading to petitions and counter-petitions.
Some APC support groups in the State, in a petition made available to Post-Nigeria, which was addressed to President Buhari, asked him not to consider the duo of the former Imo Deputy Governor and former Senator representing Imo West in the National Assembly, as Ministers.
In separate letters to the President, the groups, Imo APC Foot Soldiers, Imo Patriots’ Front and Concerned Imo APC Stakeholders, alleged among other things, that the duo of Senator Hope Uzodinma and Prince Eze Madumere, were not inclined to the Next Level manifesto of the President, and therefore, will be wrong casts to represent Imo State in the Federal Executive Council.
The Imo Concerned APC Stakeholders, advised the President to demand for the polling booth, ward and LGA results of those angling to be appointed as Ministers.
The group, argued that “a Minister needs to be politically strong and trustworthy among his people, in order to, apart from helping to actualise the President’s vision in his second term, also help in rebuilding the party in the State, considering the poor showing of the party in the last elections.”

The group also accused some people, which it described as ‘party hijackers’, of being responsible for the party’s poor showing in the last elections, especially, the Presidential and National Assembly elections, where the APC only won two House of Representatives seats, and one Senate seat.
The group gave credit to the leadership of the immediate past Governor of the State, Senator Owelle Rochas Okorocha, for helping to sustain the party in the State.
The Imo Patriots’ Front, who wrote specifically against the nomination of the immediate past Deputy Governor of the State as Minister, alleged among other things, that “Madumere is politically weak, and could not win his polling booth in all the elections of 2019.”
Another group, the Imo APC Foot Soldiers adduced ten reasons why Senator Hope Uzodimma is not eligible to serve in the Next Level cabinet.

The group accused Chief Uzodimma of being behind the poor showing of the party in the State, and also of unable to “clear his name of several allegations bordering on graft, certificate forgery, and breach of contract.”

They argued that the President will be rewarding indolence, by appointing the Omuma-born former Lawmaker as a Minister.