The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has again blasted governors of Imo and Ogun states, Rochas Okorocha and Ibukunle Amosun.
This came barely 24 hours after the two governors renewed their attacks on the APC chairman.
While Okorocha claimed APC had lost members since Oshiomhole took over as national chairman, Amosun alleged that the party chairman and his cohorts were working towards handing over Ogun to “a gang of expansionists.”
In an apparent response to the two governors, Oshiomhole described their personal attacks on his person as a direct result of their failure to foist undemocratic processes on the party.
Specifically, he described governor Okorocha as “an embarrassment” to the APC with his failed attempt to elicit APC’s support to help him build “a political dynasty”.
“What I am not able to do for Governor Okorocha is to assist him with the instrument of the APC to help him to build a political dynasty.”
“We have prepared the name of Sen. Hope Uzodinma and submitted to the INEC.
“If governor Rochas chose to relocate to the Villa and use the grounds of Villa to try to intimidate me to create a dynasty, I won’t accept it. He said.
In the case of Ogun State, the APC national chairman said the state governor was trying to act like an emperor. He said the APC under his leadership did not have a place for emperors.
He accused the governor of attempting to lord it over the majority of party members in the state by brazenly imposing candidates for virtually all elective positions in the state.
Oshiomhole said the governor held a stakeholders meeting as required by the APC National Executive Committee but went on to do the bizarre.
“Governor Amosun in his wisdom decided to introduce ‘third element’ which didn’t feature in the resolutions of the National Executive Council.
“He announced that Ogun State was going to adopt consensus and he proceeded to define what in his view constitute a consensus.
“And having defined it to mean the pronouncement of the governor, he went on to announce what, according to him, represents a consensus candidate.
“He announced one Akinlade as the next governor. He proceeded to announce another gentleman, whom he said would be the deputy governor, consensus!
“He went on to also announce that the second Senator also, from Ogun State will step aside and another gentleman will come in place of that senator. And according to him, this pronouncement is a consensus.”
Naming other offices of which Amosun appointed, Oshiomole said it is “Not done”, hence, describing his actions as “undemocratic, immoral and an abuse of power.”