Saturday, 25 April 2015

Exclusive: Ihedioha allegedly pays secret visit to Gov. Okorocha; pleads For soft landing (Photo)

On night of Friday, April 24 which happened to be the eve of the governorship election re-run in Imo state, PDP candidate, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha was reportedly spotted at Douglas House in company of former governor Achike Udenwa.

Sources in the governors lodge venue of the secret parley said Gov Okorocha was taken aback when he got a call from Udenwa, his kinsman from Orlu Zone and predecessor intimating him that Ihedioha wants him(Udenwa) to bring him to see the governor for a private chat.

While Owelle Okorocha was still trying to digest the shocking request, a black colored Toyota Avenza, 2014 model, tinted all round drove him and the duo with 2 other aides to government house.

Our source said Ihedioha went on his knees pleading for forgiveness that he was deceived by PDP national and his aides. He was alleged to have said he regretted his political misadventure that has cost him all his savings and political capital. Our source who pleaded not to be named further said, the Deputy Speaker said he regretted not following the way of the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal who is now Governor-Elect of Sokoto State inspite of the governors invitation to that effect in the past. He said Ihedioha confessed that he is aware that today's runoff is a mere "academic exercise" and asked to be considered for appointment in the new government. He said it will be embarrassing for a whole Deputy Speaker to be an ordinary citizen so soon.

Our source who is a close confidante and aide to the governor from Owerri Zone said the governor told Ihedioha that it was too late for him to retreat now as he refused to heed to advise in the past. The governor requested him to openly apologize and compensate his kinsman from the same Mbutu and his SSA on a media, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo who was arrested twice and battered by security men sent by the DS. Owelle was quoted to have said that "Iwe nwanne agaghi eru na okpukpu" but told the DS to remain in the race reminding him that 'Okechukwu' Buhari, the President - Elect had made it known that there will not be appointments for defectors but assured him that he will not be harassed as long as he goes about his legitimate business.

The Deputy Speaker our source said the Deputy Speaker wore his usual trade mark green cap left the lodge looking despondent and disappointed and drove off in a haste not to be seen.

Our source who had called our correspondent on phone for the breaking news further gave a picture of the meeting to confirm his story.

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