Chief Martin Agbaso, elder brother to embattled Imo State Deputy Governor,Sir Jude Agbaso has vowed to fight to finish the traducers of his sibling.
He also vowed to expose alleged illicit deals of the state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
Chief Agbaso spoke yesterday in his palatial country home in Emekuku, Owerri North LGA when a delegation of Owerri Zone Political Leaders Forum (OZOPOLF) paid him a solidarity visit.
He revealed that the plot to remove his younger brother started four months ago because Gov. Okorocha is nursing a second term ambition contrary to the agreement with Owerri zone to do only a single term of four years.
Chief Agbaso disclosed that before Okorocha was allowed to become governor, it was agreed that he would hand over power to Owerri zone with a provision that ‘if I agree to run in 2015, he (Okorocha) would also give me a deputy governor the way I have given him.’
Another agreement, he revealed, was that he would be made the consultant to collect Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR), an agreement, he said, they signed in September 2011, adding that he paid N2billion to the state government to seal the agreement.
He stated that the governor broke the agreement when six months after, he introduced commercialization of ministries and parastatals.
He informed that he was still owing his bankers more than N800million as a result of the breach of the agreement by the governor.
Chief Agbaso also revealed that an agreement on reticulation of water in the state was struck but that government also broke the agreement.
He stated that Okorocha had set traps for his deputy, adding that when all the traps failed, he roped him into a contract he knew nothing about.
Chief Agbaso regretted helping Okorocha to win election, describing the governor’s action as a case of back-stabbing. He denied plotting Okorocha’s ouster.
Earlier, the leader of OZOPOLF, Prince Charles Amadi expressed their support for the deputy governor, saying the group was cocksure he is not guilty as charged. He called on the anti-graft agency to investigate the allegation of sleaze against Sir Jude Agbaso, pointing out that the anti-graft agency would unravel the ‘big fish’ involved in the deal.
Written by: Gele Agbai