2019: Gov Okorocha blasts Oshiomhole, says Nwosu’s guber ambition not in APC chairman’s hands
The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has stated that the gubernatorial ambition of his former Chief of Staff and son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, is not in the hands of the All Progressives Congress, APC, national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
The governor stated this while dismissing the statement credited to Oshiomhole that he was creating political dynasty in Imo state.
Okorocha, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo and forwarded to DAILY POST on Saturday night, vowed that the illegality being perpetrated by the APC national chairman and the electoral committee chairman, Ahmed Gulak, during the party’s just-concluded governorship primaries in Imo state would not go unchallenged.
The governor said, “With all that Adams Oshiomhole had said and done, he has only shown that he was the brain behind the film a man like Ahmed Gulak acted in Owerri as the leader of the 12-Member Committee sent to Conduct the APC Primaries in the State.
” It has also shown that disbanding Gulak’s Committee, Cancelling all that emanated from that Committee and setting up the Brigadier-General Ibrahim Agbabiaka Committee for the Conduct of fresh Primaries in the State were all deceitful. We will now work to know whether such deceit would destroy all that the duly and properly Constituted Agbabiaka’s Committee did.
“However, steps would be taken to prove that deceits do not pay. We won’t allow these deceits just go like that without having them challenged.”
He added that, “Comrade Oshiomhole in his efforts to justify all he has done, had accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of trying to build a Political dynasty. And the only reason he gave for coming up with such blackmail is that Governor Okorocha wants to go to the Senate and his in-law Uche Nwosu wants to be governor. He never explained how Okorocha being in the Senate and Nwosu being governor would Constitute a dynasty.
“We know the reason for all these. Time will tell. It has nothing to do with Uche Nwosu being an in-law to Governor Okorocha. Even the issue has equally put our democracy on trial, whether being an in-law to a governor should become an inhibition to one’s Political pursuit.
“Uche Nwosu will not allow his ambition cut shot by deceit. He will work to revalidate his Victory in all the APC guber Primaries Conducted in the state,” the governor said.