Posted by News Express | 17 February 2019 | 1,358 times
Deputy Governor of Imo State and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Prince Eze Madumere, has said that Governor Rochas Okorocha should be held responsible should there be any form of political violence and thuggery during the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Madumere spoke while fielding questions from a delegation of Election Observers from the United States of America led by Mr. Chris Uche, who paid him a courtesy visit on Thursday at his country home, Achi, Ezi autonomous community in Mbieri, Mbaitoli local government of Imo State.
The Deputy Governor said that Okorocha, who is contesting the Imo West senatorial seat, “is desperate following his irrecoverable diminished popularity”.
“It is true that all the candidates have signed peace accord to abide by the spirit of the pact by conducting themselves in a peaceful manner during the electioneering process. Let me warn, should there be an eruption of violence, hold Okorocha responsible. He is desperate. He has lot popularity owing to his misrule and sadistic life style where inflicting pains on the people is his only source of happiness,” Madumere told his visitors.
He reminded his guests of “Okorocha’s public statements, promising to spill blood to ensure that he installs himself as Senator and his puppet son-in-law as governor”.
“Imo people have rejected it and that is why he is desperate. He has been training militia groups, imported some hoodlums and we know that they are camped at various points of the state. We call on the police and other security agencies, who I am sure are aware of the development through various sources of intelligence,” Madumere said.
He insisted that Okorocha is fighting like a wounded lion “having been cut to size in the cause of building turning the state to a family political dynasty”.
Madumere revealed that Okorocha had wanted all the family members to occupy all the juicy elective and appointive posts. “He wants to continue in office by proxy, he wants the wife to be House of Representatives member, he wants the family members to be Chief of Staff, Commissioner for Finance, Majority Leader in the House of Assembly and what have you. These emphasised that such were some of the reasons he said he chose to rather be on the side of the people,” he said.
He called on Imolites to discharge their civil rights lawfully during the elections and to resist violence.
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