Okorocha is not alone in suffering Uzodinma’s style of governance, as Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, who also played a role in Uzodinma’s emergence was not left out in Uzodinma’s bid to dismantle ever strong political power in the state.
It is now public knowledge that Uzodinma would not back Araraume for the Senate. Senator Ifeanyi Araraume probably sensed that, and refused making comments on his political future, until recently after Uzodinma’s political backbone in the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, the sacked National Chairman of the APC, was booted out by the court.
Since then, Araraume had started showing signs of having interest in the Senate seat. Uzodinma, using Oshiomhole would have ensured Araraume didn’t get the ticket even if he wins the primaries, but with Oshiomhole out of the way, Araraume now has hope for a level playing field.
The plot to remove Uzodinma, now being hatched by the same people who helped put him there, is a source of worry to Uzodinma as an interpretation of the Supreme Court ruling against Uche Nwosu, means that the APC and the AA, had no candidates in the last election.
With the death of Abba Kyari and the removal of Adams Oshiomhole, and with the former allies now turning against him, Hope Uzodinma may not be able to pull off his Supreme Court magic again, and Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha may be warming up to return to power.