Presidency: Why We Arrested Imo State Gubernatorial Candidate, Hope Uzodinma
Hope Uzodinma, the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Imo State, has been arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. According to the Special Presidential Investigation Panel For Recovery of Public Property, Uzodinma was arrested for his involvement in a breach contract worth 12 million dollars. The Chairman of the panel, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, in a short message to news agencies, said the panel arrested Uzodinma, the senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, for the failure of his company to execute a contract of $ 12 m for the dredging of Calabar channel. According to Chief Okoi, the contract was awarded by the Nigerian Ports Authority. Chief Okoi said the Senator has been evading arrest for a year before he was finally arrested at the Abuja Airport around 8:20 pm on Sunday.
The statement read, “This evening, at about 8. 20 pm, operatives of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel For Recovery of Public Property at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport arrested the APC governorship candidate in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, after disembarking from an Air Peace P 47324 flight from Lagos.
“The panel is investigating economic sabotage against Senator Uzodinma arising out of the failure of his company to execute a contract of $ 12 m for the dredging of Calabar channel awarded by the NPA.”