‘’Oshiomhole’s Leadership Style Is Costing APC Over 5million Members” – Rochas Okorocha
Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state says the high-handedness the National chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, is demonstrating in the management of the affairs of the ruling party, is showing some negative impact on the party and has led to the party losing over 5 million of its members.
Okorocha took Oshimhole to task after what happened at the party’s governorship primary in Imo state in which his son in-law, Uche Nwosu was declared winner, was suddenly annuled by the party’s National Working Committee NWC.
Yesterday, Governor Okorocha paid a visit to President Buhari to speak on the annuled primaries in the state. After his meeting, he had an interview with state house correspondents where he disclosed that the party had lost over 5 million voters since Oshiomole assumed office.
“Oshiomhole is on his own in this whole thing. There is no presidency’s support for him to refuse candidate, those who won elections, and give wrong candidates who didn’t win election. This is the matter and I will simply say that he does not have consent of the presidency; he is on his own.
“I also request that Oshiomole must learn to respect the rule of law and obey court orders where they apply. This issue of treating court orders as tissue papers must stop; it doesn’t reflect the image of our party. He must act quickly to fix the integrity of this party because his coming in ought to have brought joy into the party and not sadness.
“The party is still intact, just that many people are hurt. Since his inception and after the primaries, we have lost almost five million voters. There is anger, protest everywhere. He needs to be called to order; he has to respect the rule of law, respect court orders and do the right thing – obey court orders where applicable and not turned himself into INEC.”