The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said that the major problem of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Hope Uzodinma was self-inflicted and so, he cannot force the Imo people to vote for him in the 2019 general election.
Okorocha said this in a statement made available to reporters in Owerri by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
It was in reaction to a report where Hope Uzodinma was quoted as saying that Okorocha would be sanctioned for not supporting his (Uzodinma) candidature.
Okorocha blasted the lawmaker, saying that Uzodinma was suffering from “self-inflicted problems.”
The statement added, “Adams Oshiomhole’s preferred governorship candidate for Imo State, Chief Hope Uzodinma has launched repeated media campaign of calumny against Governor Rochas Okorocha and giving the impression that his problem as the gubernatorial candidate of Imo APC is the governor.
“The major problem Chief Uzodinma has is self-inflicted.
“Imo people who are going to vote on Election Day know him and he has the choking problem of how to convince them to vote for him to become their governor.
“The latest story on the APC candidate is that he has been banned from traveling out over an allegation of treasury looting. It was not Okorocha who slammed the travel ban on him.”