Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, says the high-handedness the National chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole, is using to manage the affairs of the ruling party, is destroying the party and has led to the party losing over 5 million of its members.
Okorocha is at loggerheads with Oshiomole after the party’s governorship primary in which his son in-law, Uche Nwosu was declared winner, was annuled by the party’s National Working Committee NWC.
Yesterday, Governor Okorocha paid a visit to President Buhari to speak on the annuled primaries in the state. After his meeting, he had an interview with state house correspondents where he said that the party had lost over 5 million votes since Oshiomole assumed office.
“Oshiomole is on his own in this whole thing. There is no presidency’s support for him to refuse candidate, those who won elections, and give wrong candidates who didn’t win election. This is the matter and I will simply say that he does not have consent of the presidency; he is on his own.
“I also request that Oshiomole must learn to respect the rule of law and obey court orders where they apply. This issue of treating court orders as tissue papers must stop; it doesn’t reflect the image of our party. He must act quickly to fix the integrity of this party because his coming in ought to have brought joy into the party and not sadness.
“The party is still intact, just that many people are hurt. Since his inception and after the primaries, we have lost almost five million voters. There is anger, protest everywhere. He needs to be called to order; he has to respect the rule of law, respect court orders and do the right thing – obey court orders where applicable and not turned himself into INEC.”