I have not yet declared my intention to run, deputy governor screams!
By Tasie Theodore
Ahead of the 2019 governorship polls in Imo State, intrigues have presently broken out over who would succeed the incumbent governor, Rochas Anayo Okorocha.
And the contenders are stopping at nothing to secure prime advantage, including de-marketing other potential contenders while waiting to see who would get the nod of the incumbent.
Reacting to one such gameplan and clearly very anxious to set his boss’ heart at rest, deputy Governor, Eze Madumere has scoffed at some reports insinuating that he had already thrown his hat into the ring.
In a statement, the Deputy Governor noted that he has read in consternation an obvious falsehood published on a blog by mischief makers against the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere.
‘We would not have bothered responding to such infantile exercise but for the sake of unsuspecting publics who might be hoodwinked by such diatribe, hence, our resolve to state the obvious.
First, at no time ever had the Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere ever sought audience with his principal, the Governor of Imo State over a 2019 ambition to warrant being shouted down by his boss. We ask, if 247ureports has its facts, could it please publish the witnesses who were present when the incident took place.
Interestingly, those behind this show of intellectual bankruptcy also illogically negated the alleged position of Governor Okorocha whom they alleged to have advised those interested in 2019 to begin to hold secret meetings before open campaigns will be announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This is not only preposterous but rather bereft of analytical sequence.
Truly, we can understand the pains of the pay masters of the scribblers of the said diatribe when they read Madumere’s statement saying he can die for Rochas. We cannot help it because Madumere’s political mastery lies in the rope-a-dope of humility, stability, trust worthy, passion and above all loyalty with performance. There is nothing to prove an longer that when Madumere speaks, people listen because he is a man of his word. He once said; it loyalty is a crime, will continue to be found guilty.” It will also be recalled that Madumere put his life on the line for what who he believes in. How many of these political deficits behind this falsehood can die for themselves let alone another.
Therefore using Madumere’s statement when he received members of the Rochas Fans Club and Rochas People’s Movement as his response to the said allegation may not just be mischievous but a clear symptoms of amnesia.
Those who are knowledgeable are aware that Prince Eze Madumere, an American trained technocrat cum politician is in joint ticket with Governor Okorocha and would be more interested in the success of his boss to justify the people’s mandate through democratic dividends.
Prince Madumere is a pure breed who is never known for political desperation but has always played by the rules. While we appreciate the self inflicted excruciating pains of his detractors in their failures to drag Madumere into filthy fights, we can only assure them that Madumere will never reduce himself to such level of indecency.
We warn and remind these faceless humanoids behind this mischief that those who live on glass house do not throw stones because any attempt in fighting back, they surely will be visited with an irredeemable calamities.’
Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha