…say they are liars
As the last is yet to be heard about the outcome of the governorship
primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC, held in Imo State,
Governor Rochas Okorocha has taken both the national chairman of the
party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and chairman of the electoral
committee in the state, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak to the cleaners describing
them as “partners in falsehood.”
Owelle Okorocha in a statement issued yesterday by his Chief Press
Secretary, CPS, Sam Onwuemeodo also accused Oshiomhole of being the
father of family political dynasty in Nigeria; while he was governor
of Edo State pointing out that his inconsistency is worrisome.
The governor alleged that both Oshiomhole and Gulak have been trying
tirelessly to mislead the unsuspecting public with their various
claims that he offered them bribe, which they refused, to declare his
son in-law, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, winner of the exercise but regretted
that there is no iota of truth in the claims.
He wondered why it was only when the Department of State Services,
DSS, invited and grilled the APC national chairman, over one month
after the primaries that he remembered and disclosed that he was
offered bribe and he refused it insisting that both Oshiomhole and his
co-traveller, Gulak are liars.
His words, “In giving account of his encounter with the, the once
again took on Governor Rochas Okorocha, talking about how the governor
offered him bribe and he refused and repeated his claim that he wants
to stop the governor from building family dynasty.
“Alhaji Ahmed Gulak had one month after his kidnap tale also made the
same allegation of two million dollars bribe which he said he also
rejected. Our worry is that Comrade Oshiomhole and Gulak have decided
to impugn on the intelligence of Nigerians with all these their latest
“On the side of Oshiomhole he has been telling the world that he wants
to stop Okorocha from building a dynasty in Imo. And he only needed to
be questioned by the DSS Personnel to remember that the governor
offered him bribe and he refused. Do Gulak and Oshiomhole think that
Nigerians are not intelligent enough to detach the truth from
falsehood. These are partners in falsehood and they are on media
campaign to cover up the mess they put themselves in Imo.
“To say the least, Adams Oshiomhole is the “father – father” of family
dynasty or nepotism or “familiocracy”. Uche Nwosu is from Nkwerre
Local Government, while Rochas Okorocha is from Ideato South LGA. They
have no relationship aside the inlaw issue. The only relation of
Governor Okorocha who is in his government is Ogechi Ololo from Owerri
North. She does not answer Ogechi Okorocha. There is no other direct
or indirect relation of Okorocha in his government. So, as it stands
now, Rochas is the only Okorocha running election.
“But Oshiomhole is the known family dynasty builder. And Edo State is
the victim. Infact he is the architect of “Familiocracy”. Adams
Oshiomhole is the National Chairman of APC and governor for 8years.
Rilwan Oshiomhole, his younger brother, is a Commissioner in Edo State,
Oil Producing Development Commission (EDSOPEDEC). Seid Aliyu
Oshiomhole another younger brother, is the House of Assembly Candidate
for Etsako West 2 State Constituency. Yakubu Oshiomhole is the
Secretary to the Local Government Commission, Dr. Cyril Adams
Oshiomhole is vying for the House of Representatives for Etsako
“With all these, between Rochas Okorocha whose only relation in
government is Ogechi Ololo from Owerri North and Adams Oshiomhole who
has the Oshiomholes in government or contesting positions who should
be accused of building a dynasty or running a “familiocracy”?”