👤 By Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has lost five million members since Adams Oshiomohole emerged as the national chairman of the party.
Governor Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo state claimed that Comrade Oshiomohole who took over from John Oyegun as the national chairman of the APC is the reason why voters are deserting the ruling party.
He said Comrade Oshiomohole, a former Governor of Edo state has left many members feeling angry.
In his words, there is “protest everywhere.” Comrade Oshiomohole “needs to be called to order.”
Governor Okorochas made the comment after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Imo Governor who has served two-terms wants his son in law to take over the reign of the state. However, after a party primaries conducted by the National Working Committee, NWC, another candidate was selected.
Governor Okorocha still believes his son in law Uche Nwosu must be giving the APC ticket.
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According to the South East Governor, “There is no presidency’s support for him (Oshiomhole) to refuse candidates who won elections and give wrong candidates who didn’t win election. This is the matter and I will simply say that he is not with the consent of the presidency, he is on his own.
“Since his inception and after these primaries, we are losing almost five million voters because of anger, protest everywhere and he needs to be called to order.
“He has to respect the rule of law, respect court orders and do the right thing – obey court orders where applicable and not turn himself into INEC.”
Governor Okorocha is not the only one peeved off by the primaries results. The deputy speaker of the House of Representative Lasun Yusuf complained bitterly when he lost the party Governorship ticket to a nephew of a powerful chieftain of the APC.
A Governor from the South West, Ibikunle Amosun is also vexed that Dapo Abiodun won an election conducted by the NWC instead of his candidate Adekunle Akinlade.
Governor Amosun has promised to upturn the decision of the NWC to ensure that Mr Akinlade’s name is submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission – the body mandated to oversee elections in Nigeria.