Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, has dismissed the insinuation of witch-hunt against Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, saying there were ‘united voice’ against the governor.
Governor Okorocha had claimed that the National Chairman was trying to get back at him as a result of the role he played in ensuring that the National Working Committee (NWC) did not get the failed tenure extension.
Speaking during a press conference to officially withdraw from the National Chairmanship race, in Abuja, the ruling party boss urged the embattled governor to examine the reason “there are united voice” against him.
Chief Oyegun, who did not give detailed response when asked to respond to governor Okorocha’s witch-hunt allegation, wondered why the governor was the only one complaining.
While responding further, Oyegun argued that Governor Okorocha “Wasn’t the strongest force behind the objection to tenure elongation so why is his case different? I don’t think it is necessary to go into the details.
“Well, the processes are still on and it is not good to answer you in details, but the answer lies in one fact; that he is not the only one who opposed the so called tenure elongation, how come he is the only one being witch hunted?
“When you look at the totality of the events in that state, I think you can get a clearer picture of what is going on there. There is a united voice calling for a different way of doing things so to speak,” Oyegun said.
Similarly, speaking at a separate press briefing, a former Secretary to the National convention Planning Committee, Sen. Benjamin Uwajumogu, also took a swipe at Governor Okorocha, stressing that APC members at the South East were ashamed of him.
In the words of Uwajumogu, “Based on the fact 95 per cent of the indigenes of Imo state and indeed South-East members of APC are not happy with what is happening in Imo State under Governor Okorocha.
“Imo state has become a basket of fraud. South-East indigenes are ashamed that the only state that we have that is running by APC is been run the way we have seen in the last few years.
“There was no choice than for me to detach myself from that government. I am happy now that I have resigned maybe it would be clear that the convention slated to elect national officers will go smoothly.
“I am aware that the governor is supporting and promoting certain South East citizens to run for the position zoned to South East.
“So, I am aware that now that I am no longer the secretary of the convention no one will accuse me of manipulating the result of that convention,” he said.