The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has again given reasons why the purported emergence of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State must stand.
Okorocha, who was apparently reacting to Saturday’s statement by the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, accusing him of nepotism, stated his stand in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
He explained how Nwosu “won” the primaries though the name of the representative of Imo West Senatorial District, Chief Hope Uzodinma, has been listed as the candidate by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The statement said: “Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee (NWC) sent a 12-member Committee to Imo State to conduct the APC primaries with Alhaji Ahmed Gulak as Chairman. The primary elections were slated for October 1, 2018. Because the Committee members arrived late, and after all said and done, he announced that the primary would then take place the following day being October 2, 2018.
“Alhaji Gulak didn’t wait to Conduct the primaries. He fled Owerri. And he told the world that he fled Owerri by 4:30am because there was kidnap attempt on his person. The Secretary of the Committee Barr. Henry Idahagbon from Edo State with seven other members who stayed behind went ahead with the primaries and Uche Nwosu won the governorship primary.
“However, Comrade Oshiomhole told Nigerians that he had disbanded the Gulak committee and discarded all that came out from that committee and promised to set up a new one. In line with his promise, he set up another 13-member Committee led by Brigadier-General Ibrahim Agbabiaka.
“October 6, 2018, the Agbabiaka Committee Conducted the primaries and Uche Nwosu won that of governorship. The Prof. Osunbor Appeal Panel also looked at the whole scenarios and also declared Uche Nwosu Candidate of the party. These are our narratives. Let Adams Oshiomhole or Gulak contradict us.
“All of a sudden, the same Oshiomhole who disbanded the Gulak Committee and whatever came out of it, developed strange love for Gulak and his blunder. That is the crux of the matter in the Imo APC case.”
Okorocha described Oshiomhole as a builder of dynasty.
He alleged that Oshiomhole had put four peoples in positions or as APC candidates in Edo State.