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APC Crisis: Oshiomhole Goes on Counter Attack Against Okorocha, Amosun

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The National chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has responded to comments made by Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha.

The two have been at war ever since the APC refused to recognise Uche Nwosu (Okorocha’s son-in-law, as the winner of the APC primaries.

Oshiomhole was speaking at a press conference on Friday in Abuja. He called Okorocha an embarrassment for APC

The Imo State governor had quipped that Oshiomhole’s actions were ruining the party and Ogun State Govenor, Ibikunle Amosun also jumped in and said that the former Edo state governor was unjust in his handling of affairs/

The former NLC chairman spoke right back at both governors, stating: “NWC has met and we have upheld the result of the Gulak committee and we have prepared the name of Hope (Uzodinma) to be submitted to the INEC.

“If Governor Rochas chose to relocate to the (Presidential) Villa and use the ground of Villa to try to intimidate me to create a dynasty, I will – even on one leg but powered by the truth – uphold the best interest of APC members and indeed of APC people in Imo State.”

Oshiomhole then turned his attention to the crisis in Ogun and to Amosun he said:

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“Governor Amosun decided that him and his prefered aspirant will not participate in the primaries organised by the working committee and even tried to withdraw the security that was necessary for the primary panel.

“At a stakeholders’ meeting, Governor Amosun decided to introduce the third element which didn’t feature in the resolution of the NEC, announced that Ogun State was going to adopt consensus and he proceeded to define what in his view constitute consensus.

“He announced somebody as the consensus governor, he proceeded to announce another man as the deputy governor, he went on to proclaim (himself) as the next senator and he said the current serving senator, Tejuoso, should step aside.

“He also went on to announce that the second senator also from Ogun State will step aside while another man will come in. Governor Amosun went on to announce another man who will be the next speaker, and another one as the next deputy speaker. He also singlehandedly pronounced that of the eight House of Representatives members, seven will not return. According to him, only one will return. All these he claimed is a consensus.

“However, Ogun State governor decided in his wisdom to conduct his own self help, I mean resulting to what you can call self help by conducting what he called his own primary. The Secretary to Ogun State Government became the Chief Returning Officer and I and other NWC members were watching the Channels Television and we saw the Secretary to Ogun State Government proclaiming himself as the returning officer, and purported to have conducted primary.”

 

Famutimi Femi is a writer for theheraldng. He is also a lawyer by trade. His hobbies include reading and writing, he also loves Renaissance art.

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