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Oshiomhole is a political liability with a plan to destroy APC – Okorocha

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The Executive Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has, again, taken a swipe at the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole.

Rochas Okorocha
Rochas Okorocha

Okorocha who is aggrieved that Oshiomhole dashed his plan to install his son-in-law as the flagbearer of the party in the state, described the party Chairman as a political liability whose plan is to destroy the party.

The governor was responding to Oshiomhole’s statement which also called Okorocha and his counterpart in Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun as political liabilities.

Oshiomhole had said the APC will win the election in Imo State and Ogun State respectively, with or without the two governors who had vowed to work against their governorship candidates.

The former governor of Edo State said without APC, the duos wouldn’t have been a governor, adding that it was obvious the two governors were not looking for reconciliations for allowing their supporters to defect to other political parties.

“Those who think our political future is tied to them; they are poor students of their own political history.

“Some of these people who talk as if they are invincible, they have forgotten that they have run elections in the past and lost until they abandoned their parties and joined us. So if they return back, history will repeat itself.

“Whether you are a big or small man, the rules are not supposed to discriminate. Our popularity in Imo and Ogun today is much higher. It is not that once you are a governor you have high electoral value.

“In Imo state today, APC will win more votes. My focus is on ordinary Imo voters because on that day, the governor would have only one vote, his son-in-law would have only one vote while his Commissioner for Happiness would have only one vote.

“But artisans, traders, teachers and workers whose salaries are not being paid have the same weight of vote and they are excited about the renewed possibility of a new government coming with fresh ideas free of all the encumbrances of the present system. So in Imo I’m very confident.

“Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is from Ogun State. The state is one of the most enlightened States in Nigeria. They have a huge history; they are not in a political kingdom headed by one person.”

“If they were looking for true reconciliation, they wouldn’t have done what they did (defection of aides). That is not how democracy works. Nigeria must grow beyond this syndrome ‘I’m the governor, I will decide.’ You have only one vote. With due respect, I was once a governor. Overall APC is much stronger now.”

Reacting, Okorocha said since the emergence of Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the party, APC has lost over 10 million registered members.

He made this known through his commissioner for information, Patrick Nzeh.

The state governor said that Uche Nwosu is now the Action Alliance governorship candidate, then, vowed that he will defeat the APC flagbearer.
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