Governor Rochas Okorocha has lambasted the All Progressives Congress National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole, describing his recent actions as lawless.
The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has distanced President Muhammadu Buhari from what he called “lawlessness” allegedly being perpetrated in the All Progressives Congress by the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Okorocha, in a statement on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, said Buhari “is too decent” to be backing Oshiomhole in his unlawful actions.
The governor said Oshiomhole had done “so many strange things in APC.”
Okorocha described his suspension and that of his Ogun State counterpart, Ibikunle Amosun, from APC as worrisome.
He said Oshiomhole’s idea of party supremacy was lawlessness.
The statement read, “Adams Oshiomhole has done so many strange things with the party and it would be wrong for anybody to think that President Buhari, known for his penchant for decency, honesty and forthrightness would be on the same page with the national chairman.
“The President was voted by Nigerians across the geo-political zones because he has proved to be real and can be trusted. When he said he was fighting corruption, you saw it happening. It cannot be the same thing with someone who saw sold the tickets of the party to the highest bidders.
“We have yet to see any Nigerian living that would have defeated President Buhari in that election. He has earned the confidence and trust of most Nigerians, and in states where he lost, you could see traces of wanton manipulation and mutilation of election figures like in the case of Imo.
“In other words, the President has nothing to do with Oshiomhole’s disdain for the right actions and the chairman’s penchant for lawlessness and total disregard for the party’s constitution.”
Related… Okorocha Celebrates Victory, Calls For Mental Check up For Returning Officer
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday celebrated his victory in the National Assembly election with a promise not to take the victory for granted.
He, however, called for a mental test for the returning officer who claimed that he declared him (the governor) the winner of the election under duress.
Okorocha spoke with journalists at the Collation Centre in Orlu, shortly after he was declared winner.
He said it appeared that the returning officer was only playing out a script.
He claimed that the rules were changed during the elections to favour a particular party in the state.
He said, “On my own election, after having recorded victory in nine out of the 12 local government areas announced, we heard that they were trying to move the result sheets to Owerri.
“When we inquired why, the man said he was tired and did not feel safe. But nobody was threatening him. In the end, we discovered he didn’t have the declaration sheet.
“I wonder where this is taking us to. I hope INEC will change this system because we will resist any attempt to try this again in the next election.
“They should examine the returning officer to know his mental state. If he is not mentally disturbed, then he must be a criminal to ever think of such a thing.
“How could someone ask you to change the result of an election he has already won? My score is above 90,000 and the nearest to me is slightly above half of it, when you combine both Jones’s and Izunaso’s votes.
“They can’t match or contest against me in Imo State not to talk of Orlu zone. Am I even supposed to contest for Senate in Orlu? I never campaigned, but only declared my ambition.”
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