The immediate past governor of Imo State, Rt.Hon Emeka Ihedioha was at Eziama Obiere yesterday for the burial ceremony of mother of Uche Nwosu, Jemaimah Adanweze Nwosu who died few months ago.
Others who graced the Ocassion are Senator Rochas Okorocha, Hon Kingsley Uju, Hon Pascal Obi, Obi Cubana as popularly called and host of other dignitaries.
Ihedioha’s presence at the burial ceremony has been adjudged as a clear case of “politics without bitterness”. Many view it as show of maturity and patriotism.
Uche Nwosu was the Action Alliance governorship candidate of the 2019 general election.He had contested the APC primary with senator Hope Uzodinma and others, including Okorocha’s deputy, Eze Madumere but lost out after some political intrigues played out.
During the governorship Primary, it was said that Senator Uzodinma got late Almed Gulak to hijack the process, giving him an undue advantage over other candidates.When it became obvious that Nwosu had lost the party ticket, he hurriedly joined Action Alliance where he was given ticket to stand in for election but lost to Rt.Hon Emeka Ihedioha.The Supreme Court later sacked Ihedioha and declared Hope Uzodinma winner of the election.
Our reporter who was at the burial ceremony gathered that apart from few appointees of Uzodinma,virtually all of them, including those that hail from Nkwerre LGA kept away from the Burial ceremony as if there was an instruction to that effect.
A close source to Uche Nwosu was quoted as saying that even though the former Chief of staff to Okorocha doesn’t take this to heart, it is disheartening that most of those he did favour to when he was commissioner for land and later Chief of staff avoided his mother’s burial over the political tussle Uche Nwosu and his father- inlaw have with senator Hope Uzodinma.