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Party primaries: Oshiomhole must respect rule of law – Okorocha

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The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha said on Thursday he had raised with the President the need for All Progressive Congress (APC), chairman Adams Oshiomole to respect the rule of law.

” Oshiomole must learn to respect the rule of law and obey court orders where they apply, said Okorocha after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

” This issue of treating court orders as tissue papers must stop, it doesn’t reflect the image of our party, he 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 President Muhammadu Buhari is not in support of some of the policies of the national chairman.

“So, Oshiomole is on his own in this whole thing. There is no presidency’s support for him to refused candidate  those 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.

“He can not be standing on Hope Uzodinma because that man did not win election, you cannot compare somebody who won 265,000 votes with somebody who won 7,000 votes. He (Hope Uzodinma) never won election and you cannot imposed a candidate who is unacceptable to the people to the people, that is how serious the matter is now. So he (Oshiomole) should do the right thing and I have advised himself severally to do the right thing before he creates more disaffections in our party.”

On the party’s decision to submit Uzodinma’s Name to INEC and its implications, Okorocha said, “He can’t! I don’t think the National Working Committee will do that because in the first place, the National Working Committee sent a 13-man delegation who conducted election and 12 of them signed proven that Uche Nwosu won the election with 265,000 votes as against Hope Uzodinma who got less than 7,000 votes; so they can’t do that. And there is a letter to that effect from the National Working Committee saying Uche Nwosu won, there is a Certificate of Return given to Uche Nwosu, there is a Police report saying Uche Nwosu, there is INEC report saying Uche Nwosu. So nobody can do that and if they do that, that must be the worst imposition in the history of Nigeria.”

On the description of oshiomhole as a good man by the National Leader of your party, Bola Tinubu, he said “No, may be he is being misinformed, if he is properly informed he will not say what Oshiomole is doing is the right thing.”

Okorocha has been battling to ensure that his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu takes over from him in 2019.

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the APC is reported to have adopted the Ahmed Gulak Committee that conducted the APC governorship primaries in Imo state, Wednesday night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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