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Ex-Imo commissioner, Ajumbe dumps APC, give reasons for action

Prof Vitalis Ajumbe, an ex-Commissioner for Information and Tourism in the course of the previous administration of former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has adduced the rationale he dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) and give up energetic partisan politics.

Hinting on the rationale behind his resolution which was contained in a letter addressed to the incumbent Imo Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma and forwarded to DAILY POST on Friday, Professor Ajumbe who’s a founding member of the governing APC in Nigeria, accused the management of the APC of poor reward by the nationwide management of the APC.

He alleged that the get together has relegated him to the background because the nationwide management has didn’t reward him regardless of his large sacrifices, in addition to monetary and ethical help to the event of the APC.

The Southeast chieftain defined that he had solely benefited from a number of ministerial and board appointments in the course of the previous administration of former Governor, Rochas Okorocha in 2015 based mostly on advantage and roles he performed to make sure the ex-governor emerge victorious throughout his 2nd time period election, itemizing the appointive positions as, chairman of the Management Committee of the Imo Broadcasting Corporation, commissioner for Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and Commissioner of Information, Tourism and Public Utilities

Ajumbe additional reiterated that governing get together within the nation didn’t reward him regardless of his enormous sacrifices for the APC by way of juicy and befitting appointment for the reason that assumption of workplace by the current APC-led authorities in Nigeria.

The ex-commissioner who additionally recalled his a number of non-public conferences with the present Governor of Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma at Owerri with out assembly with him, lamented that he spent over N5 million of his private cash making an attempt to maintain to the appointments with the governor which he didn’t accord.

According to him within the letter which partly learn, “your Excellency, for the assignments you gave to me, you made it troublesome for us to satisfy in order to submit my studies. You had invited me on a number of events to return to Owerri for a gathering with you. I’d spend my cash on flight tickets, resort lodging and different logistics and spend weeks in accommodations with out assembly you. I’ve spent over N5 million of my private cash making an attempt to maintain to our appointments that by no means held.

“Your Excellency, I’m deciding that, as a substitute of spending my cash so, to stay aloof or go away APC and get together politics. I’ve recognized that those that undergo for the APC don’t get rewarded finally. On 25th of May, 2021, I used to be appointed and inaugurated as a member of the APC and Presidential Think Tank Committee by Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni who was then National Chairman of the APC on behalf of President Buhari. This place is extra of advisory and picture laundering and with out wage.

“As an elder at 62 years of age now, my desires are restricted. I solely work for the nice governance of Imo state for my youngsters and people unborn and Imo folks. With the extent of my nationwide contacts which I’ve accrued over time, I can get my desires with out being a member of any political get together.

“I wish to stay a political marketing consultant for individuals who know my worth. As an elder statesman of this state, Imo, who needs its progress, I’m all the time prepared, if known as upon, to help in any manner, freed from cost, so as to add worth to your administration that can give my state(Imo) good governance”.

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