…Uzodinma gets nod of party
The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has attacked the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, and that of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, calling them “emperors.”
Oshimohole stated this while addressing a press conference on Friday in Abuja,in reaction to comments made by the governor of Imo state on the outcome of APC primaries, specifically described Mr Okorocha as “an embarrassment” to the APC.
You may recall that Mr Okorocha on Thursday, after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari, said the party chairman is destroying the party with his method of handling party primaries.
On Friday, Mr Oshiomhole accused governor Okorocha and his likes of imposition of candidates in their states.
In the case of Imo State, Mr Oshiomhole declared that the “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.”
Despite the crises in his party, however, Mr Okorocha says he believes his party will win next year’s elections.
The national chairman, who has been accused of mishandling the party, assured Nigerians that his party will defeat the candidate of the main opposition People Democratic party (PDP) in next year’s presidential election.
“We will defeat Atiku the way we have defeated him before,” he said.