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Aisha Buhari Disagrees With Okorocha Over Support For Nwosu


There was pandemonium on Saturday at Dan Anyiam Stadium , Owerri, Imo State , when supporters of the state All Progressives Congress ’ governorship candidate , Senator Hope Uzodinma , clashed with those of the Action Alliance governorship candidate , Uche Nwosu .

The political tension in the state was further heightened , by the disagreement between the wife of the President , Aisha Buhari, and Governor Rochas Okorocha , after the governor boasted that his son -in -law , Nwosu , would win the state governorship election and not Uzodinma .

Dolapo Osinbajo , who represented Aisha at the event , however , told the crowd to vote for Buhari and the APC candidates in the forthcoming elections .

The governor ’ s comment angered the APC leaders and women who came from the five states of the South - East , forcing them to leave the stadium .

He spoke at the South - East women and youths rally held in Owerri.
The crowd keenly watched the battle of supremacy between the governor’ s men and supporters of Uzodinma at the stadium .

The master of ceremonies refused to acknowledge the presence of Uzodinma and Senator Ben Uwajumogu .

But pressure from party leaders who came from Abuja and the APC supporters in the state forced the MC to recognise them .

Earlier , agents of the state government were reportedly seen destroying posters belonging to Uzodinma. But the senator ’ s supporters came out to stop the action and insisted that the posters must be displayed .
The supporters overwhelmed the governor’ s men pasting Nwosu ’ s posters inside the stadium .

There were gunshots from security operatives when Okorocha ’ s wife was addressing the crowd.

Two women sustained gunshot injuries and were rushed to the hospital . Security agents later restored normalcy .

The National Woman Leader of the APC , Salamatu Eluma , urged the people to vote President Muhammadu Buhari, Uzodinma and all the APC candidates in the South -East .

Commenting on the situation , Okorocha said, “ The APC has not been fair to us . We are only being calm because of President Muhammadu Buhari who has already won in Imo State . We are going to support Buhari but let me tell you people , after we were cheated by the APC , in order to deliver the President , we formed an alliance with other political parties and leading among them is the AA led by Uche Nwosu .

“Do not be deceived , Uche Nwosu of the AA will win the governorship election in Imo State because he is on the ground . We have no other candidate ; we will not support those with stolen mandate. ”

Reacting, Uzodinma said the rally was designed to undermine him .
He spoke through the state APC Publicity Secretary / campaign spokesperson, Mr Enyinnaya Onuegbu .

Onuegbu said, “Okorocha is just fighting like a drowning man . He will finally get drowned on March 2 , 2019. Buhari and Uzodinma will coast to victory alongside other APC candidates in the state. ”

Source; https://punchng.com/aisha-buhari-disagrees-with-okorocha-over-support-for-nwosu/


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