Press Release: Re:PDP Parades Rogues as Aspirants By Nick Oparandu



Our attention has been drawn to a publication on the front page through page two of the Nigerian Horn Newspapers of July 14th-15th, 2014 wherein our great party, the People’s Democratic Party was labeled as a platform that “PARADES ROGUES” which was credited to the current Commissioner for Internally Generated Revenue and Pension Matters in Imo State, Mr. Nick Oparandudu.

As much as we, the CONCERNED MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY in Owerri zone, the hub of Imo State cannot join issues with this advocate of dogmatism and political vagabond, we will also not sit and watch him and his likes disparage the reputation and integrity of PDP in Owerri zone in particular and Imo State in general.

As we all know especially in Owerri zone, Nick Oparandudu is a no body, but an ordinary political beggar who cannot command the respect of his immediate family owing to his stiff stinginess, arrogance, pride and gossip.

The unprintable comment spearheaded by Mr. Nick Oparandudu, the Commissioner for IGR and Pension Matters, who incidentally is warming up to occupy the Owerri zone senatorial seat in 2015 can only be described as the highest level of political accident ever seen, witnessed or heard by an aspirants in the 21st century.

As bona fide indigenes of our dear and only zone, (Owerri), Mr. Oparandudu’s character and disposition disqualify him from wining any elective position in the state; he does not command any followership in his fathers’ compound as most of the youths in his immediate family have refused to join APC because of him. Mr. Oparandudu’s penny-pinching life style, rather than attract followers, repel them.

By every record available to us, he is clearly incapable of winning ordinary village Chairman in his compound, let alone his polling booth. Mr. Oparandudu is largely perceived as one of those appointees of the present administration who have failed to use their positions to attract supporters to the Governor. In fact, his attitude to people makes them hate the present government the more.

In addition, his actions and utterances are nauseating. That Mr. Oparandudu even contemplated presenting himself to represent Owerri zone in the hallowed chambers of senate is indeed preposterous, to say the least.

It may be umpteenth to remind Mr. Oparandudu that many people have sharpened their swords and corked their firearms, waiting for him and his aspiration as revenge for what they consider wasted three years of appointment while wasting the internally generated revenue of the state in hotels, overseas and on women. Those three years cannot be said to have benefited the people of Owerri North LGA where he comes from let alone Owerri zone in general apart from Nick and Nick alone.

People like him do not deserve more empowerment. We honestly wish to advise Mr. Oparandudu that his desire to ascend to the Senate will suffer a great set back even before the race commences if his obsession with unguided comments against his possible political rivals is not stopped forthwith. He should desist from inciting the general public rudely or make his brothers and sisters his political opponents when they are not.

May we sound it very loud that Mr. Oparandudu does not belong to our political class but only hangs in balance. We do not know the quality Governor Rochas Okorocha saw in him that led to his appointment as a Commissioner in the state when his immediate family sees him as a political failure whose appearance in any administration attracts individual hatreds.

As Concerned Members of our Great Party in Owerri Zone, we hereby advice Governor Okorocha, all Commissioners and other Appointees from Owerri zone to begin to distance themselves from Mr. Oparandudu and offload him from this present government as he is more of political liabilities than assets. We also reiterate that our hated for the Rescue Mission Government led by Governor Rochas Okorocha is because Mr. Nick Oparandudu is involved and until he gives way, we shall not consider partnering with this administration.

Lastly, we wish to restate our unalloyed support to our great party, the People’s Democratic Party and Barr Anyaehie’s led state executive believing that the unwarranted and unguided comment of a political refugee, Mr. Nick Oparandudu will never deter us from achieving our mandate in 2015.

Chief Iwueke John-Bright Dr. Joe Ikpeama
(Owerri Zonal Coordinator) (Publicity Secretary)

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