The Oasis Reporters
June 4, 2018
What could have possibly gone sour between Imo State Senator, Benjamin Uwajumogu and his governor, Rochas Okorocha? He resigned as Secretary of the National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, with barely three weeks to the event and has been replaced by Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, Chairman of the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC.
In his letter of resignation, Uwajumogu cited change of date of the convention as well as the demands of his job as a senator, but commentators insist it is more to do in pacifying the aggrieved governor of his state, Imo, Rochas Okorocha “ to allow the party progress as a united family.”. Truth is, with revelations by Sheikh Abubakar Gumi the influential medical doctor cleric from Kaduna who said that the south has dumped Buhari and only the “ignorant northerners” are still rooting for Buhari, the APC may be making several pronged forays to retain old friends. Especially Okorocha who himself is facing difficulties internally within the APC in Imo State over his plot to install his son in law as next governor of the state.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi said Saturday the party hierarchy had since accepted his resignation. He dismissed reports that
Uwajumogu was forced to resign as a way of pacifying Okorocha who had threatened to dump the ruling party should his request for a new Scribe be turned down.
Many would say that Okorocha is trying to hit back at his internal opposition by muscling out past beneficiaries of his largesse and patronage who have rejected his overtures to institutionalize his immediate family as the sole ruling class in Imo State.