OWERRI NIGERIA. (Jan 30) Imo State Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha has told the Chairman Adams Oshiomole and National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lanre Issa-Onilu, to let the Imo State chapter be.
According to the governor, Oshiomole, Issa-Onilu and his cohorts have done enough harm by imposing an intruder and member of the (PDP) Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Hope Uzodima, as the governorship candidate.
Okorocha, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, said:
“It has become necessary to appeal to the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu, and those behind him, to please leave the Imo State chapter of the party alone after inflicting deep cut on the party by imposing a known PDP member as the governorship candidate.
“Twenty-four hours to the presidential rally in Owerri, Mr. Issa-Onilu had no other contribution to make than to raise false alarms, and making disturbing claims that APC has removed Governor Rochas Okorocha as the campaign coordinator.
“It is unfortunate that in their effort to justify whatever they had eaten over the governorship ticket, they have decided to be callous about the whole thing. Otherwise, they would have known that the rally is Okorocha’s event.
“In any case, Governor Okorocha has never been the party’s state campaign coordinator. He is rather President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign coordinator as he was among those inaugurated by the President, and Issa-Onilu and his group cannot remove who they never appointed. So, his claim was borne out of ignorance.