In recent times, the Imo political space was been awash with rumors of an alliance between former govenrors Rochas Okorocha and Emeka Ihedioha, in a bid to unseat Gov Hope Uzodinma.
The rumors seems to gain ground, following the moves to impeach Uzodinma and Imo Speaker, Collins Chiji, allegedly sponsored by Ihedioha, as well as the move by RAP Governorship candidate in the 2019 General Election, Mr. Kingdom Okere to sack Uzodinma through the court.
Okere’s move seems to return Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha to Govenrment House, but the move by the Action Alliance, AA, seems to indicate that Okorocha may have other ideas up his sleeves.
The camps have yet to admit to, or deny the existence of any such marriage. An aide to Uche Nwosu confirmed that the move would be beneficial to Ihedioha, and seemed comfortable with Ihedioha returning to Government House than Hope Uzodinma continuing.
As history would teach us, political marriages in Nigeria have usually collapsed when one party, starts becoming too unreasonably demanding from the other. Oshiomhole and Obaseki story is the recent in such political divorces. The predecessor usually demands too much, and usually the successors resist the demands, and the marriage usually goes sour.
If there is a marriage of interests between Okorocha and Ihedioha, would Okorocha’s demands, should they succeed to kick Hope Uzodinma out, go down well with Ihedioha?
With Uzodinma, failing to uphold the agreements supposedly reached with those who gave him support, can Okorocha agree to another deal with Ihedioha to remove Uzodinma, or would he prefer to make sure Uche Nwosu is declared the authentic APC candidate, and by extension, the new govenror?
Political pundits believe that Ihedioha is more straightforward in dealings, unlike Uzodinma, and would certainly abide by any agreement, as long as it is reasonable, reached in the bid to return to office and serve Uzodinma the same meal he served him.