APC Crisis: Okorocha Blows Hot, Warns Oyegun, NWC Members
The crisis within the leadership structure of the ruling All Progressives Congress has taken a new turn as the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, took a swipe at the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, and others for allegedly plotting to derail the party.
Naija News learnt that Okorocha, who accused the APC chairman of conniving with his political enemies in Imo State to derail him also promised to expose the corruption in APC under Oyegun.
The governor explained further that the decisions taken under his watch as the Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, where he opposed the tenure elongation of the APC National Working Committee (NWC), might have led to his (Oyegun) attempting to frustrate and truncate his political future using the ongoing congresses of the party.
“I’m here to inform the happenings in my state. Only yesterday, I learnt of the party’s office gutted by fire. I think this is as a result of agitation or what has been happening in the state as a result of the purported congress which was meant to hold in the state last Saturday.
“We have informed the police and the security agencies that the materials were missing in the house of the national organising secretary and that have prompted a lot agitation.”
The governor added that he personally went to Oyegun’s office and met with him, “and I did request from him the position and terms of this our congresses whether they have been cancelled or not.
“He was not categorical with his statement as to whether it was cancelled or not but said he was waiting for the appeal members. Fortunately, while there, the secretary of the appeal panel came to the national secretariat and she was interviewed where she said there was no congress in Imo State, adding that there was even no material not to talk about congress being held.
“She stated that those who submitted the result sheet should tell the security agencies how they conducted the congress and got the result sheet, only for us to hear today that no result is in the party’s office.”
Okorocha also accused the APC national chairman of lying, adding that “this means the party lied that they have gotten the result. Everything there looks funny, it looks like some kind of mischievous connivance of people trying to make up things, cook up stories and tell people that this is how I lie.
“I see the chairman as a man of integrity, and he must be very careful not to allow this Imo State matter remove his integrity in this country, because as he’s aging, he should not to allow this to dent his political image as history would not write well about him. For him to come out publicly to tell the world that there was congress when there was no congress and that he has received result sheet when they have not seen result sheet, that is not good for our party.”
He further accused the NWC of conducting the congresses for themselves rather than ensuring the promotion of the party.
Okorocha alleged that as a result of the vested interest of the NWC in the congresses, the whole process has been messed up.