Buhari’s ex-aide slams Uzodinma over comment on Edo Election


Kawu Sumaila, a former aide of President Muhammadu Buhari has berated Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State for ridiculing the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the just concluded Edo governorship election.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the governor, in a statement on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, rejected the result of Saturday’s election due to alleged irregularities from officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The governor made the scathing remarks after President Buhari and the ruling party had congratulated the incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki fo winning the election.

Speaking with reporters in Kano on Tuesday, Sumaila knocked Uzodinma for speaking for the APC because the Imo governor does not know what the party stands for.

The APC chieftain said Uzodinma did not know why APC was formed and was not there when the ruling party struggled in all its campaigns.

“I believe that it is high time the APC looked inwards and bring all those who caused the party into disrepute to book. They should pay for their misdeeds, and this should be from 2019 to date,” Sumaila said.

“Anybody who does not go with the party’s position should seek relevant legal attention.

“Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma ranting was nothing but unjust, because in the first place, the governor lacked knowledge of how and why APC was formed and he cannot speak for it.

“Hope Uzodinma was not there when APC struggled in all its campaigns and I had never seen him following President Buhari anywhere during the campaigns, so he lacks knowledge of what APC stands for and he cannot speak for it.”

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