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- Rochas Okorocha says Oshiomhole is lawless
- He says he doesn’t represent the interest of the Buhari
The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, in his latest attack on the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole, saying the APC chair had done so many strange things since he assumed office.
He also distanced President Muhammadu Buhari from what he called “lawlessness” allegedly being perpetrated by 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.
Okorocha who described his suspension and that of his Ogun State counterpart, Ibikunle Amosun, from APC as worrisome, had earlier issued a red card to the APC chairman, saying he’s also sacked him.
He said Oshiomhole’s idea of party supremacy was lawlessness.
“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.”
Okorocha was said to have one of the governors that supported Oshiomhole as party’s chairman, but trouble started when Okorocha was planning to subvert the party primaries for his son-in-law to have an edge.