Okorocha Claims That Oyegun’s Tenure Elongation Was Targeted At Short-Changing Buhari At The APC Presidential Primary
While reacting to the crisis in the party, Okorocha stated that with the presence of Oshiomhole as the party Chairman, APC will land at a safe destination.
Okorocha, who released a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Sunday, said if the party had been aware of the possibilities of party members defecting to other parties, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun‘s tenure wouldn’t have been elongated.
He said the crisis been faced by the party had shown the wisdom in electing Oshiomhole as the national chairman.
Okorocha said, “One could easily imagine what would have been the case if the party had allowed the Oyegun-led NWC to continue and what would have happened at the party’s primaries especially that of the presidency.
“What is happening in the party now could not have been planned and executed within these few weeks Oshiomhole took over as the national chairman of the party. Rather, his coming only altered the plan of those who wanted to destroy APC to serve personal interests.
In his statement he revealed that the move for Odigie-Oyegun’s tenure elongation was a drive at short-changing President Muhammadu Buhari at the APC presidential primary for 2019.
He added, “Oshiomhole’s coming was timely. He came at the appropriate time. He is on it and will get it right. All we need to do is to support him.”