Okorocha accuses Uzodinma of ‘destroying’ APC in Imo State

Okorocha accuses Uzodinma of ‘destroying’ APC in Imo State

A former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, on Thursday, December 31, accused the state Governor, Hope Uzodinma, of destroying the All Progressives Congress in the state.

Okorocha made this allegation through a statement issued by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo.

He also noted that he boycotted the APC South-East zonal stakeholders meeting which held in the Imo State Government House in Owerri because Uzodinma was indulging in “political jamboree.”

“How many people did you see at the meeting? How many House of Reps members were there? Did you see Senator Rochas Okorocha, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, and other leaders of the party there?

“It is almost one year since Hope Uzodinma became governor and he has not called any APC leadership meeting in Imo state. At the appropriate time, we will separate truth from falsehood. That meeting was a political jamboree.

“All those who brought APC to South-East were not there and you called it APC stakeholders meeting. We challenge them to bring the 2015 and 2019 booth results. Okorocha had produced Senators; Reps members; as well as House of Assembly members for APC.

“Politics is a game of numbers and at the right time truth shall be unveiled. Hope Uzodinma inherited a sound APC in Imo state; but sadly APC is no longer breathing in Imo state. The truth of the matter is that APC only exists in government house in Imo state,” the statement reads.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), on Thursday, December 31, revealed that electricity customers who paid for meters under the Meter Asset Provider scheme will be refunded.

This was contained in a statement issued by the NERC through its Head of Public Affairs, Mr Michael Faloseyi, to questions from our correspondent.

1st News had reported that following the recent announcement by the Federal Government that six million meters would be distributed at no cost to consumers; under the National Mass Metering Programme; some customers who had already paid for meters had asked if their money would be refunded.

Under the MAP scheme, which kicked off on May 1, 2019, customers have two options for acquiring a meter: upfront payment and also payment in installments through metering service charges on a monthly basis.

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However, the scheme has been bedevilled with various challenges; including changes in fiscal policy as well as the limited availability of long-term funding, according to the regulator.

NERC told our correspondent that all the distribution companies had keyed into the new initiative, NMMP; adding, “Meter deployments are commencing in earnest across all Discos under the first phase of the NMMP.”

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