APC Imo Speak Out Over Unwarranted Attack On Okorocha

By Ikenga Chronicles October 19, 2016

The South East All Progressives Congress (APC) has on Wednesday, October 19 descended into crisis following the unwarranted attacks on the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha who doubles as the Chairman of APC Governors Forum.

In a statement made available to Ikenga Chronicles, the Imo Governor called on the major stakeholders to call the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okekukwu to order.

Osita had on Tuesday during a programme aired by African Independent television, AIT, cast aspersions on Okorocha on his gross incompetence in the management of the affairs of the state.

While taking a swipe at Osita, Okorocha said: ‘’The Rescue Mission Government in Imo State has deemed it increasingly necessary to appeal to the National Chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC, Chief John Oyegun and the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to call the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) who also claims to be the “Spokesperson” of APC in the South-East, Osita Okechukwu to order, over his repeated and unprovoked media attacks on the governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.”

‘’We have chosen to appeal to the National Chairman of APC, Chief Oyegun and the Honourable Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed because since Mr. Okechukwu claims to be the
“spokesperson” of APC in the South-East and he is also the DG of VON, he should be, to a large extent, accountable to them over some of his utterances, actions and inactions as they concern the two positions.’’

He added: ‘’ And the latest of such unwarranted and unprovoked attacks on the Imo governor was Tuesday night when Okechukwu was obviously aided to appear on AIT only to abuse the Imo governor …throughout the programme he said nothing to promote the APC as a party or the APC government at any
level.”

‘’It pains that a man who has not made any tangible contribution to the growth of APC even in his Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State will be insulting a man who staked his life and even his second term bid for the sake of APC, and today, APC has the governor and deputy governor in Imo State; twenty-three out of the 27 House of Assembly members in the state; one senator; and two House of Representatives members in the National Assembly in a state considered the strongest base of PDP in the South-East.”

‘’It is yet to be understood what people like Mr. Okechukwu would benefit from running down men like Owelle Okorocha who have a lot to offer the nation and the South-East in particular, in all ramifications.”

The statement maintained that any good party man especially from the South-East would have even commended Governor Okorocha like a lot of other progressive-minded party men and women had done, but Mr. Okechukwu instead chose to become a willing tool in the hands of few ingrates from Imo State who have recruited him to be insulting the Imo Governor.

It concluded: ‘’He is the DG of VON and the energy he would have used to reposition the establishment; he is using it to be abusing a man who is several kilometers ahead of him in every facet of life. In fact, it is always expected that a word should be enough for the wise.’’

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