War of Words: Oshiomhole replies, blasts DG Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu
The National Chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole has reacted to the outburst the immediate past Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, calling for his resignation after losing out in the Enugu APC West senatorial primaries.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Friday, Oshiomhole said, “it is only in Nigeria one will have 10 aspirants competing for one office and out of the ten, one emerged and the others will still try to find out why they didn’t get into the position.”
Mr Okechukwu, lost the APC Enugu West senatorial ticket to Juliet Ibekaku, the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on justice reform wondered why the former DG would think his position of Director General, Voice of Nigeria confers on him automatic ticket
“Because he is the director general of the Voice of Nigeria, he made up his mind that no matter what he would win because he has the power to win and can’t be defeated. “
Reacting to grievances expressed by some party members and governors, Oshiomhole, noted that he would not offend governors who supported him to emerge national chairman. He however, reminded the governors of the reason why they supported his candidature, which was to among other thing return the party to its core values.
He said he can’t help Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha and Ogun state governor, Ibekunle Amosun who have both accused him of compromising the primary elections in their states.
“I remain a friend to these governors, I respect them, I appreciate them. I even appreciate them for their support and you do not go stepping on toes of people who got you into the position”
Okorocha has however, vowed to challenge the Imo APC governorship primaries which he described as illegality in court.
“The illegality being perpetrated by the APC national chairman and the electoral committee chairman, Ahmed Gulak, during the party’s just-concluded governorship primaries in Imo state would not go unchallenged.”
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