The drama and squabble within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) continues as Rochas Okorocha and Adams Oshiomhole take their war of words and vituperations to whole new levels.
Adams Oshiomhle after returning from his undisclosed visit to the US and UK has said that the reason why governors like Rochas Okorocha are against his decisions as party Chairman is that he couldn’t allow himself to be used to build a Rochas Okorocha political dynasty.
Governor Rochas Okorocha has been ruling Imo State with the major drivers and beneficiaries being family and in-laws. This has not only made Imolites to turn against his government but Imo State has become an object of caricature for other states.
In a new response, Rochas Okorocha through his Press Secretary has described Adams Oshiomhole as the father nepotism. According to him;
“To say the least, Adams Oshiomhole is the “father – father” of family dynasty or nepotism or “familiocracy,” he said, refuting the allegation that he was sponsoring his family members to take over Imo State.
He added on Uche Nwosu his son-in-law and the anointed by him for Governor; “Uche Nwosu is from Nkwerre Local Government Area, while Rochas Okorocha is from Ideato South Local Government Area,” adding, “They have no relationship aside the in-law issue.”
“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,” he explained.
On the other hand, he said, the party chairman had allegedly fixed his direct relations in government position in Edo State. (ThisDay)
According to Okorocha, “But Oshiomhole is the known family dynasty builder. And Edo State is the victim. In fact, he is the architect of “familiocracy”. Oshiomhole is the National Chairman of APC and governor for eight years. 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 Federal Constituency.”
“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”?
Despite the publishing of Senator Hope Uzodinma as the authentic flagbearer of the APC in Imo state, Rochas Okorocha believes Uche Nwosu won the election but Adams Oshimhole his new nightmare manipulated it to produce another candidate.