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Hope Uzodimma has no Stroke – Imo Govt

Hope Uzodimma has no Stroke – Imo Govt

The Imo State government has denied that Governor Hope Uzodimma is down with stroke and was rushed to India for treatment.

The government said it was attempt by people it called ‘faceless’ to distract the governor and his administration.

Information commissioner, Declan Emelumba, in a statement on Wednesday, dismissed a voice note circulating across social media platforms that Uzodimma was sick as a result of stroke.

He maintained that the governor was hale and hearty and discharging his functions.

Hope Uzodinma began his political career during the Second Nigerian Republic, joining the ruling National Party of Nigeria (NPN), where in 1983, he became the Imo State youth leader. In the 1990s, with the aborted transition to the Third Nigerian Republic, Uzodinma featured prominently as a member of the United Nigeria Congress Party.

In 1999, after the return to democracy, Uzodinma joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), where he served as a member of the party’s National Caucus, National Executive Committee and on the Board of Trustees, at various times between 1999 to 2017. As a party boss in Imo State, Uzodinma was a close associate of the Governor Achike Udenwa until late 2002, when ahead of the April 2003 elections he decamped to the Alliance for Democracy (AD), becoming the party’s candidate for the Imo State gubernatorial election. After losing the election to Udenwa, he returned to the PDP in February 2004. He later contested the PDP governorship primaries in December 2006, coming in second to Senator Ifeanyi Araraume. In 2011, after the incumbent Governor Ikedi Ohakim joined the PDP, Uzodinma endorsed him to run for a second-term as Governor of Imo State,[9] favoring him over Rochas Okorocha who he later won.

 

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