Thursday, February 22, 2024

Oshiomhole determined to destroy APC – Okorocha

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said the All Progressives Congress National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, to determined to destroy the party in the South-East unknown to party chieftains from the zone who had genuinely supported his chairmanship ambition.
The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okorocha, Sam Onwuemeodo, while reacting to news of the governor’s suspension, said, “In 2015, Governor Okorocha had joined the merger that gave birth to APC at the risk of his second tenure and was called all sorts of unprintable names. Yet, he won the governorship election, delivered 24 out of the 27 members of the House of Assembly for APC, two House of Representatives members and one Senator.
“In 2019, Oshiomhole felt that such a man should be treated with disdain. He handed over the governorship ticket of the party to Hope Uzodinma who has never resigned his membership of the PDP on the floor of the Senate like others did and giving all kinds of flimsy excuses.
“If Oshiomhole had meant well for APC and Imo people in particular, would he have given the ticket of the party to a man facing five corruption charges and having travel ban slammed on him to be the party’s candidate?
“In the February 23, 2019 Presidential and National Assembly election, Governor Okorocha won in 10, out of the 12 local governments in Orlu zone to emerge winner for Imo West Senatorial District. He also delivered four House of Representatives candidates on the platforms of APC and AA respectively, with one Senate seat and two House of Representatives seats outstanding”.
He said when the APC members across the nation were still celebrating the success of the party in the Presidential and National Assembly elections, “Oshiomhole, in his wisdom or lack of it, felt that the best action in the circumstance was to suspend two governors, who did well in the election, even when he played safe in 2015 and 2019 in Edo State without any known pressure.
“Again, Oshiomhole coming up with the purported expulsion this time is only acting out of the fear that God in his infinite mercy could give Governor Okorocha a role to play in the Senate in the overall interest of the nation.
“Truth is that Oshiomhole is only labouring in vain to play his own part of the deal that warranted his giving out the tickets of the party to undeserving elements like in the case of Imo.”
He stated that the APC, especially in the South-East and in Imo in particular, would outlive Oshiomhole, stressing that “Men like him hardly sleep with their two eyes closed. They always sleep with their eyes open because they have murdered sleep with their actions and inactions. Unfortunately for him, the purported expulsion can’t stand because the law has taken care of it even long before now.”

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