He is the APC governorship candidate in Imo. He is currently a Senator. He hails from Omuma in Oru East Local Government Area of the state. Uzodinma once belonged to the Modu Sheriff Camp of the Peoples Democratic Party, which structure he collapsed into a faction of the APC to form Hope Campaign Organisation. He came from nowhere to pick the party’s ticket, defeating Okorocha and his preferred candidate, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu.
He enjoys some level of goodwill in the state, especially among party members. His main headache is crisis rocking the leadership of the party in Imo State. Imo APC is presently factionalised with 2 leaderships working across purposes. The incumbent governor, Rochas Anayo Okorocha and the factional leadership of the party led by Mr. Daniel Nwafor, have openly withdrawn their support for Uzodima.
Uzodinma has been expelled from the party for anti-party offences; and members have been warned not to identify, support or vote for him in the Saturday election, but instead vote across party lines based on capability and credibility of candidates.
Based on that resolution, those who see themselves as the actual owners of APC in Imo have resolved not to support Uzodinma because he was imposed on them. He didn’t win the party primary; he wasn’t part of the party; he doesn’t have party card and those who wanted to impose him right from Ahuja did so without the consent of the people and that is what caused the exodus of APC members they argue. They fear that if Uzodima wins, lmo will be ruled from Lagos and Port Harcourt, which they say will be a crime against humanity.
Uzodinma and his supporters are confident that with President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the February 23rd election, they stand a good chance to ride on the Buhari bandwagon and federal might to clinch the position.
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