Imo May At last Lose Out From Federal Commissioner’s Slot
… Uzodinma Insists On Own Nominee
… Presidential Seal On Nwosu May Not Be Reversed
… Other States receive Allocation
The adage that where two Elephants fight, the grasses suffer appears to have begun to take its toll in Imo as the State is yet to present another nominee for the post of the federal commissioner or to allow the person presented already to the presidency to be screened by the Senate and be sworn in.
This is worrisome as other States have started months ago to receive their monthly allocation from the commission and Imo has not.
A few months ago, an Imo Indigene from Isiala Mbano, Barr Emma Nwosu was amongst the list of nominees for the said seat which was presented to the senate by the presidency for screening.
While others scaled through the said screening, Imo was rejected by the senate for a reason yet to be disclosed.
The information available to this paper revealed that Governor Hope Uzodinma influenced the rejection of Emma Nwosu by the Senate on the alleged ground that the said Emma Nwosu was nominated by Senator Araraume without recourse to him as the Governor of Imo State as well as the leader of the party in South East.
However, information to Lead from the presidency revealed that it would not be easy for the presidency to withdraw its seal having already approved the nomination of Emma Nwosu. and where this is the case, Imo would stand to receive no allocation as well as other dividends accruable to the seat.
It would be recalled that senators Araraume, Okorocha, Uche Nwosu amongst other leaders in the APC had after the declaration of Uzodinma as the actual winner of the 2019 Governorship election in Imo declared their support for the Uzodinma led administration in Imo.
The said Leaders also informed their supporters to support the administration of Uzodinma.
Araraume few months after the swearing-in of Uzodinma stormed the APC secretariat where he informed the Nlemigbo led Caretaker that he would support Uzodinma to achieve his aim for the Imo people.
Araraume further informed the crowd that he would not run for the Governorship seat of Imo in the next election so as not to distract the Uzodinma led administration from given Imo the eluded good governance.
Imo people have not stopped wondering the reason behind the sudden differences between Governor Uzodinma and his co-leaders in the party particularly Araraume who openly declared his support for him.
Apart from the allegation that Uzodinma stopped the coming onboard of Emma Nwosu, the candidate of Araraume as the federal Commissioner, through the senate, the same Uzodinma as gathered by this paper is not in support of Araraume’s senatorial ambition for Imo North slated for October.
Governor Uzodinma had during the visit of Araraume to him In Abuja recently accused Araraume of supporting parallel Executive.