Says Hope Uzodinma scared of a free Nnamdi Kanu
Admin l Sunday, October 16, 2022
OWERRI, Imo, Nigeria – Former governor of Imo State, sacked by the Supreme Court, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has accused his successor, the governor of Imo State, Mr. Hope Uzodinma of instigating him against leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who has been discharged and acquitted by the Appeal Court.
In a letter, the former governor who went underground since the judgement of the Supreme Court, alleged that agents under instruction of Hope Uzodinma have forged documents, concocted voice messages and maximized use of the social media to malign his image ahead of the 2023 general election and that they have used issues that are dear to the people of Imo State.
“Two of such devious acts were a purported voice of me making threats and a letter, also purportedly written by me to the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, advising him not to honour the Appeal Court judgement that discharged and acquitted Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra so as not to imperil the 2023 elections”, he said.
According to him, such gesture is laughable and preposterous, knowing my background and predicament that I will be writing to the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation, asking him to continue to illegally hold on to Nnamdi Kanu even after a court of competent jurisdiction had discharged him.
“What benefits will such a letter confer on me in a matter of such public concern, sensitivity and volatility. How does that make sense?
“If anyone should be afraid of a free Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, it is Hope Uzodimma. The fact that he and fellow characters will concoct such a letter shows the level they are prepared to go in order to hang on to the power they acquired through dubious means”, he said, adding that “while Nigerians are aware that those who can forge polling results for manufactured votes can forge anything, I have decided not to keep silent again in the face of this criminal defamation of my character because as we inch closer to the 2023 elections, the evil machinations will intensify’, he said.
He said he is not unduly worried because his people know him better.
“But we can no longer allow criminality to reign supreme. I therefore urge the security agencies to investigate those behind this blatant forgery and bring them to justice. Criminality should not be elevated to an art of governance. Imolites deserve better”, he said.