As political alignment and realignment continue in Imo state, a very formidable chieftain of Uche Nwosu’s Agburu camp, Chief (Engr) Obinna Nsirim, has dumped the Action Alliance (AA) and opted to support all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the forthcoming election.
Announcing his exit and resignation as the Media Director of Ugwumba Campaign Organization yesterday, Chief Nsirim posited that the party is supreme in all decisions and that, as a loyal party man, such decisions should be binding on him. He distanced himself from Uche Nwosu’s decision to defect to the Action Alliance (AA), instead of accepting the party’s stand on the governorship primary election result, and waiting for another opportunity.
According to the former Commissioner for Information, “if my decision to remain an APC card carrying member and stalwart amounts to support for Senator Hope Uzodinma, so be it. I am in APC and must support Uzodinma and whoever the party chooses as candidate. I have resigned as Media Director of Ugwumba Campaign Organization”. He promised to mobilize support for President Muhammadu Buhari, who he recognizes as the leader of APC.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that aside Obinna Nsirim, prominent leaders in Ikeduru LGA including Dr Obi Njoku, Charles Amadi, Sam Aka, Chief Uzoma Obiyo (M-Net) and a host of other Ikeduru political leaders, are currently rooting for Senator Hope Uzodinma. Our reporter gathered that the affected leaders share the same opinion.
An inside source from Uche Nwosu’s camp, who does not want his name to be mentioned, informed our reporter that, there is problem in their camp culminating in the exit of prominent supporters of the Agburu Anyi camp, who have steadily gone into Senator Uzodinma camp.
The situation is worsened by the uncertainty surrounding the true owner of Action Alliance governorship ticket. Already, the matter is in court with the other claimant, Chief Okolienta having an edge over Uche Nwosu, who is seen to have entered the race through the back door. Members of Agburu camp do not want to dwell in the uncertainty that currently envelops the political climate, whereby their interests are not being comprehensively addressed with Governor Okorocha, exhibiting utmost selfish tendencies and interest and still want to rail-road every supporter to do his bidding without raising eye brows.
Only recently, Chief Charles Amadi (Chavon), who was the Campaign Director General of Uche Nwosu, Ugwumba campaign Organization, dumped the camp when he discovered that the Governor allegedly bribed Ahmed Gulak, with as much as $2 million cash, while starving his office. His successor, Okenze Obinna is said to be considering switching camps any moment from now, in the event he does not get commensurate rewards for his loyalty or given free hands to run the organization.