The attention of the All Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA) Imo state has been
drawn to the recent plot by the Presidency and Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to
distort the activities of the Imo State House of Assembly, promote disaffection
in the ranks of the state government and if possible execute the long conceived
agenda of impeaching the Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Benjamin
Uwajimogu and Gov. Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
This ill-conceived move is not unconnected to the ongoing investigation by the
state legislature over allegation of financial gratification leveled against
the Deputy Governor, Sir Jude Agbaso by one of the major contractors handling
the state government road projects.
Recall that His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, a few days suspended his
oversee trip to intervene when events as regards to this subject matter almost
assumed a very negative direction.
We are therefore surprise with the way and manner the Presidency and national
leadership of the PDP unexpectedly showed interest on the matter and
subsequently declared support for the Deputy Governor, Sir Jude Agbaso, who is
not a member of the PDP.
However, we gathered that the 12 PDP lawmakers in the state legislature
summoned to Abuja a few days ago, met with the national chairman of the party
and its Board of Trustee Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and Chief Tony Anenih
at Nicon Hilton where the lawmakers were told in clear terms not to participate
in the ongoing investigation on corrupt allegation against the Deputy Governor.
According to our source, this position is an aftermath of Chief Martin Agbaso’s
recent deal with the PDP. The senior Agbaso had as part of the clandestine
moves to save his younger brother, struck a deal with the PDP promising to
remain in APGA as against his earlier intention to join the All Progressive
Congress(APC). He also pledged to work for the PDP presidential candidate in
2015 which President Goodluck is favored to pick.
The lawmakers, our source further hinted, also met with the Political Adviser
to the President, Alhaji Ali Gulak and National Vice Chairman of PDP, South
East, Col Akobundu(Rtd) in another location also in Abuja and were mandated to
support to the Deputy Governor even if he is found guilty of the allegation.
They were also ordered to strategize and actualize the impeachment of the
Speaker, Hon. Benjamin Uwajimogu and Gov. Owelle Rochas Okorocha as both are
perceived to be their problem and not the Deputy Governor. The PDP lawmakers
who could not meet with Mr. President as earlier scheduled were said to have
been settled with 50,000 Dollars each .
In view of the above, we wish to warn against any form of invasion in the
affairs of the APGA-led state government and will definitely end at nothing to
resist any plot hatched to destabilize the state by any group or individual.
We also support the ongoing investigation by the Imo State House of Assembly
which obviously is in tandem with the zero-corruption disposition of Gov.
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Prince Marshal Okafor Anyanwu