He brought sadness instead of joy
The Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha sad the ruling All Progressive Congress has lost over 5 miillion voters since Adams Oshiomhole came on board as its chairman.
Okorocha made the allegation on Thurday November 1, in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Imo state governor who is one of those calling for Oshiomhole’s removal based on the way the recent party primaries were handled, said he had since discovered that the party chairman acted without the backing of the President.
He said his investigation had shown that there was no directive from the President for the party chairman to act illegally as witnessed in some states.
Okorocha said he had also discovered that Oshiomhole was not under any instruction to replace candidates who won primary elections with others who did not win.
He urged the party chairman to learn to respect the rule of law and obey court orders where they apply.
“This issue of treating court orders as tissue papers must stop. It doesn’t reflect the image of our party.
“Oshiomhole must act quickly to fix the integrity of this party because his coming in ought to have brought joy into the party and not sadness,” Okorocha said.
Despite his allegation against the party chairman, however, the governor said the party would not disintegrate as long as the President remains the leader of the party.
The governor said Oshiomhole should be called to order.