Posted by Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri | 27 October 2018 | 2,182 times
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has urged the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to forward to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Uche Nwosu’s name, as the authentic governorship candidate of the party in the state in the forthcoming general election.
According to Governor Okorocha, who addressed journalists at the Government House, in Owerri, on Saturday, he noted that the only way to uphold the integrity and honesty for which he (Oshiomhole) is known for in resolving crisis bothering the party is to do the right thing, leaving behind sentiments and recognising Nwosu as the winner of the APC governorship primary election in the state.
Governor Okorocha also expressed shock that the party was contemplating undemocratic ways in determining the governorship candidate of the party in the state despite a candidate has been duly elected.
The governor insisted that Oshiomhole and members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party owe it as an obligation to defend the integrity of the party, which, he noted, distinguishes it from other political parties.
He observed that Oshiomhole was elected as the National Chairman of the party as a result of his track record of honesty and integrity, which he adduced were and are still his highest selling points.
In the words of the governor, “We elected Oshiomhole because we felt that he is a man of integrity and we are only asking him to uphold that integrity for which we have priced him.
“How could you, for God’s sake, somebody won in the first election, the results are clear and signed by the members of the Committee.
“Same person won the second election signed by all the members, even when you cancelled the first election and then you have the Police and INEC reports confirming the election and you have a letter from the NWC disbanding that Gulak Committee and you also have a letter from the NWC confirming that Uche Nwosu is the candidate of the party and again you have forms given to him from INEC for his name to be submitted.
“I don’t understand what is happening but I think this issue of semantics and sentiments being poured cannot cover the truth.
•Sourced from Saturday Sun report
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