Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said the emergence of Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, saved the party from an impending disaster.
Okorocha stated this on Sunday in a statement issued by Sam Onwuemeodo, Chief Press Secretary
Noting that the party had anticipated the recent wave of defections rocking, the Governor insisted that in spite of the current problem APC is facing, the party would land at a safe destination with Oshiomhole in charge.
He, however, blamed the spate of defections on the leadership of John Odigie-Oyegun, Oshiomhole’s predecessor, whom he accused of pursuing tenure elongation of his committee.
“One could easily imagine what would have been the case if the party had allowed the Oyegun-led NWC to continue and what would have happened at the party’s primaries especially that of the presidency,” Okorocha said.
“What is happening in the party now could not have been planned and executed within these few weeks Oshiomhole took over as the national chairman of the party. Rather, his coming only altered the plan of those who wanted to destroy APC to serve personal interests.”
He added, “Oshiomhole’s coming was timely. He came at the appropriate time. He is on it and will get it right. All we need to do is to support him.”