Imo: APC died on arrival, awaiting final burial rites
By Ogu Bundu Nwadike
True Imolites know and have refused to be deceived by APC membership registration fraudsters
The title and rider of the topic for this short essay were drawn from the conclusions by Senator Rochas Okorocha, the indisputable founder of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State.
And according to him, the Chief Executioner of APC not only in Imo State but also in the entire Southeast geo-political zone is Senator Hope Uzodimma.
And in all honesty and in fairness to him, when Rochas talks about APC, good political pundits listen.
Hence, since Rochas publicly declared that APC is dead in the East courtesy of Uzodimma, then APC is dead. No controversy about that. Doubt that at your own risk and to your own peril.
To buttress his seriousness about the timely demise of APC, Senator Okorocha has in recent times been overtly canvassing for a new political ensemble.
In other words, Rochas, the true indisputable godfather of APC in the East has dumbed the dead Party, not wishing to continue wasting his precious time and scarce resources in a clinically dead Party.
Therefore, reading such newspaper headlines as: “Don’t Waste Time In Dead Parties”, attributed to Paul Emeziem, the emergency Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly (IMHA) is too misinforming and misleading.
It becomes even much worse when Emeziem was reported to have stated that: “APC Membership Card Is Ticket To Prosperity”. What a lie! What a falsehood! What a propaganda! What a calamity!
Now, for history sake, Emeziem became a legislator with the ticket of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the March 9, 2019 general elections. He quickly switched over to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) even before the 9th Assembly was inaugurated in early June, 2019. By end of January 2020, barely six months after, when the Supreme Court made Uzodimma governor, Emeziem crawled into APC where he has remained Uzodimma’s representative and obviously reprentative of himself till date!
Since then APC has ditched, shamed and disgraced Speaker Chiji Collins, paving way for Emeziem to emerge as Uzodimma’s Speaker.
Just few days ago, he convened a plenary in which the only agendum was to grant Uzodimma’s request for an undebated legislative approval to an N8.9 billion questionable loan, which well-meaning Imolites have been lamenting and decrying.
It’s not news any longer that Uzodimma has failed on all good governance delivery tests. It’s established that Uzodimma is an epitome of bad leadership and bad governance in modern society.
Since APC gatecrashed into Douglas House in January 2020 till date, Imo State and Imo people have seen the elder brothers and elder sisters of Beaty! Nothing works!
Yet, daily much noises are made by Uzodimma and his aides and agents about imaginary, invisible shared prosperity, which Emeziem was reportedly alluding to.
Instructively, Ndimo are concluded that Uzodimma has been sharing poverty in all sectors of the State, particularly in the civil service and rural areas.
It’s too much of characteristic Uzodimma propaganda and blackmail to be forcing Imo people to register as members of APC. Why Emeziem publicly supports that undemocratic conduct by APC is worrisome!
If APC is ticket to prosperity, as Emeziem et al allege, why telling Imo people lies that there is a census going on? Why invoke the falsehood of INEC conducting registration? Why deceive Ndimo that their bank accounts will be credit if they register with APC? Why cow impressionable rural people with fake promises?
Ndimo have since concluded that APC is a chain of mental enslavement and economic poverty. Little wonder only very few people have been turning out at the APC membership registration centres.
Incorrigible and unrepentant, dye-in-the-wool leaders and members of APC must make themselves available to be properly guided. APC is dead in the East. All that remains for APC is the final burial rites slated for the first quarter of 2023.
If anybody is in doubt, let him or her put a call across to Owelle Senator Rochas Okorocha, OON for further information.
Adieu, APC! Rest in Pieces!
By God’s grace, Imo State must be rebuilt!!