US based businesswoman and philanthropist, Dr Sandra C Duru has stated that Gov Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, is presently a political orphan and now at the mercy of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Dr Sandra Duru made this known, during a telephone chat with our reporter, from her base in the United States of America.
“His problems started with the demise of Abba Kyari,” Dr Sandra Duru stated. “Abba Kyari, was his political backbone, and his stronghold in APC. Abba Kyari was even more powerful than President Muhammadu Buhari himself. I’m sorry to say that, but it is the truth.
“Since his demise, Mr. President seems quite refreshed. He has suddenly become more public and proving that he is indeed the man in charge.
“In times of tribulations in the land, God usually raises up and strikes the strong man down. After what Abba Kyari and Hope Uzodinma did against the people of Imo State, God could not keep quiet and all of them involved have started leaving the stage one after the other.
“First it was Abba. Then Oshiomhole was butted out of his seat unceremoniously. Isa Funtua has joined them. Even the Azuatalam’s who helped him in the past are nowhere to fight for him now. Azuatalam is still trying to save himself from Ngige. I pity Nwajiuba. Let him not immerse himself in Hope Uzodinma’s problems before it will swallow him too.
“Right now, Uzodinma is a political orphan and only Mr President can save him. Already, he has been trying to gain audience with Mr President without success. Prof. Gambari is against corruption and there is no bigger corruption in the history of Nigeria than the shame and disrepute Uzodinma and his cohorts smeared on the face of the Supreme Court.
“President Muhammadu Buhari prides himself to be above corruption. This is a time to put that to the test. Uzodinma was a creation of Abba Kyari and Oshiomhole. It’s time to rewrite that ugly episode in the history of Nigeria’s judiciary.
“Imo people have been robbed. I stand for the people and even the common person on the streets of Imo State wants Hope Uzodinma out. The only people singing his praise are his paid aides. Civil servants are owed. Pensioners are owed. Yet Mr President has been releasing federal allocations to him.
“Mr President is against owing workers and pensioners, and he has always bailed out states having problem with that. I don’t see him looking at Uzodinma with approval.
“Ask yourself, why hasn’t he been able to pay salaries and pensions? He is probably settling those he sold Imo State to. God has removed Abba Kyari, Oshiomhole and Isa Funtua and believe me, everybody who supports the evil Hope Uzodinma did, will face the wrath of God.
“Let’s tell ourselves the truth, how is your moral compass if you support what Hope Uzodinma did to Imo people? How can you clap for a man who is owing civil servants and pensioners? I am a very spiritual person and I have always prayed that if you support the hardship Hope Uzodinma has brought on Imo people, yours will be amplified a thousand folds.
“Instead of paying the over five months salaries owed to the civil servants and pensioners who have been through so much hardship, he is sponsoring Hopism as if he cares about the people of Imo state.”
Dr Sandra Duru, has been very vocal about her disappointment with the performance of Gov Hope Uzodinma.
She had frowned at Hope Uzodinma’s arrest of the Imo PDP New Media Director, Ambrose Nwaogwugwu, and had sponsored protests against the Govenror over the unlawful arrest.
Gov Hope Uzodinma is presently battling for his seat, as he has been dragged to court by the RAP Govenroship candidate, Mr Kingdom Okere, who is demanding that the judgement of the Supreme Court against Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, be interpreted.
Another lawyer has also dragged Uzodinma to court, insisting that the Supreme Court judgement against Uche Nwosu be executed.