Uzodinma Paid Orlu Group N1bn To Recall Me From Senate – Okorocha Alleges
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The former governor and Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Iwele Okorocha, has described those initiating his recall from the Senate as “political undertakers”.
Okorocha, in a statement issued by his Spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo, in Owerri, the state capital, on Wednesday, said members of the group, Orlu Political Consecutive Assembly, were behind the recall move.
Okorocha, a former governor of the state, accused his successor, Hope Uzodinma, of giving the Orlu group N1bn for his recall, adding that the governor should have used the said money to offset arrears of salaries and pensions in the state.
The statement partly read, “A group known as Orlu Political Consultative Assembly, OPOCA, has told its audience that it was going to recall the Senator, Representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha from the Senate and for whatever is their reason.
“We would have ignored the “adult delinquents”, but for those who might not know the history or story of the elements behind OPOCA, we have decided to react accordingly.
“Those behind OPOCA are Political undertakers who glory in absurdities, simply to enlarge their coast or make their leaking pockets fat. And not just for any meaningful venture, but for leisure and pleasure.
“For those who do not know the group, the characters in OPOCA were the same people who carried the mock coffin of Chief Arthur Nzeribe when he was in the Senate and they did that to please Chief Achike Udenwa, who was governor then.
“They were also the same group that confined Chief Achike Udenwa to their Hall of shame. They did that to please Chief Ikedi Ohakim who was governor then.
“In 2015, the same group wrote petition to the Inspector General of Police against Chief Hope Uzodinma alleging assault. They did that to please Rochas Okorocha who was governor then and they had done that, thinking that Okorocha would make them commissioners.
But Okorocha was not interested in the group using him to fight anybody. He rather appointed two of them Special Advisers.