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2019: Okorocha and Aisha Buhari lock horns in Owerri

There was a new twist to the race for the government house in Imo state with the heightened political tension that played out yesterday when the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, disagreed with Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, after he boasted that his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, of Action Alliance, AA, and not Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will win in Imo state.

The comment drew anger from the APC leaders and women who came from the five states of the South East, forcing them to leave in their hundreds, out of the stadium. spoke at the South East Women and Youths rally which held in Owerri, yesterday.

The first lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari who was represented by the wife of the Vice President, Oludolapo Osinbajo, in her message, called on the supporters of APC, to vote for the candidates of the party, at all levels adding that APC.

Part of the first Lady’s entourage, the National Woman Leader of the APC, Hajia Salamatu Bewa Eluma, urged the crowd to vote President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Hope Uzodinma and all APC candidates in the South East.

According to the Vanguard, an angry Okorocha lampooned the APC, asserting that “the APC has not been fair to us, we are only being calm because of President Muhammdu Buhari who already has won in Imo State.

We are going to support Buhari but let me tell you people, after we were cheated by the APC, in order to deliver the President, we formed an alliance with other political parties and leading among them is AA led by Ugwumba Uche Nwosu.

But the First Lady disagreed and urged the crowd to vote all the APC candidates both in the state and the South East.

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