IMO state governor, Rochas Okorocha Wednesday attributed the weekend botched ward congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) arising from the denial of party members to participate in the exercise as the price he had to pay for his position on the tenure elongation of the Chief John Oyegun led National working committee (NWC) of the party.
Sam Onwuemeodo, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor in a statement in Owerri, insisted that the position of the Governor was in the overall interest of the party and her members, argued that, that was the most popular position of all those who love the party had taken.
“But it appears that some people are yet to purge themselves of the unnecessary anger that could have arisen from the botched tenure elongation stuff”.
In taking the position he took on the elongation of tenure, Onwemeodo disclosed that Governor Okorocha never targeted any person but was keen in the progress and future of the party which could not have been sacrificed because of the personal interest of some people, saying “otherwise, there could not have been any other reason the sensitive materials meant for the Ward Congresses in the State developed wings and fled, and the argument was between the National Organizing Secretary of the Party who is from the State, Chief Osita Izunaso and the man originally sent as the Chairman of the Congress Committee, Mr. Ini Okori, of who among themselves was in position of the sensitive materials”.
According to him, the good thing about the whole story is that it has shown that those making all the noise in Imo APC using Abuja as their base, are afraid of going to the field for a healthy Competition, thereby proving us right in our repeated claim that these people are media Creations. They do not go home and have never helped anybody. They are afraid of one man, one vote policy.
Continuing, he said, Interestingly, members of Imo APC are determined to pursue the case of the stolen sensitive materials to a logical conclusion so that Nigerians would further know the debilitating characters of some of these so-called Political leaders.
Today, APC is now a good Party. It is no more a Muslim Party in Imo because Rochas Okorocha has made it attractive. Rochas is no more Alhaji in Government House or Okoro Hausa. And he is no more working with Muhammadu Buhari to Islamise Igbo land. These elements have no shame.
The truth is that they must not be allowed to reap where they never sowed or be allowed to destroy APC in Imo, they never knew where the story began. And if the gift of Chief Izunaso for Imo APC members is the missing Ward Congress materials, posterity will grade him.