By Martin Opara
Chief Obinna Okwuaka, who was recently appointed Political Adviser, by the Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has been advised to reject the appointment forth with, in his own interest, to avoid rubbishing his hard earned image and reputation.
A famous lawyer and community leader, Barr. C.O.C. Akalosia, who was legal adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party and erstwhile chairman of Orsu LGA, gave this advice in a telephone chat with our reporter,yesterday.
He said, “in view of Chief Okwuaka’s vocal and consistent fight against injustice, oppression and bad governance, which dates back to the military era, it will be an aberration for him to condescend to the level of working or identifying with the Rochas Okorocha government that has been rejected and discredited by the people of Imo State”.
According to him, “a man like Okwuaka whose antecedents and track record are glaring and remarkable, should have nothing to do with a corrupt and fraudulent system. We love and hold him in high esteem, as a worthy and illustrious son of Orsu LGA and entire Orlu zone, but if goes ahead to identify with the self acclaimed Rescue Mission government that has put the fortunes of Imo State in reverse gear, destroyed all facets of governance and unleashed suffering and pain of unimaginable proportion on Imolites, we will withdraw our respect for him”, he averred.
It will be recalled that governor Okorocha has been swimming against the tide, by fighting virtually on all fronts, in a desperate move to his successor. This has pitched him against other leaders and stakeholders of his party, the All Progressives Congress, which has been thorn into shreds. The governor’s agburu faction and the APC coalition, also called the Allied Forces, held parallel congresses, where two state, LGA and ward executive councils emerged.
The party’s primary elections is also subject of lingering controversy. All these have culminated in litigations in different courts across the country.
According to a political pundit, divided “APC’s inability to manage their affairs and governor Okorocha’s “be all and know all” mentality has brought the party to its knees, because a house divided against itself can definitely not stand”.