Oko­rocha urges Buhari to call Osh­iom­hole to or­der

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Jude Aguguo Owua­manam, Ow­erri

The Gov­er­nor of Imo State, Rochas Oko­rocha, has ap­pealed to Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari to pre­vail on the Na­tional Chair­man of the APC, Adams Osh­iom­hole, to stop abus­ing him and ex-Pres­i­dent, Oluse­gun Obasanjo.

Gov. Oko­rocha lamented the man­ner Osh­iom­hole had been al­legedly abus­ing sit­ting gover­nors and Obasanjo, say­ing it was un­be­com­ing of any chair­man of a po­lit­i­cal party with a na­tional out­look.

Oko­rocha, in a state­ment signed by his Chief Press Sec­re­tary, Sam On­wue­meodo, ac­cused Osh­iom­hole of “tak­ing ras­cal­ity too far.”

He said, “We won’t take the pain to be­gin to talk about all the abuses (of Osh­iom­hole), but to humbly plead with Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari, who is the leader of the party, to call Osh­iom­hole to or­der.

“The party’s na­tional chair­man has, in less than six months, en­throned the cul­ture of ras­cal­ity into the party and the devel­op­ment is not good for the party. APC is not known for ras­cal­ity and abuses. And the ear­lier he is called to or­der the bet­ter for the party,” Oko­rocha said.

He said since Buhari be­came pres­i­dent, he never used any foul lan­guage on any Nige­rian, low or high, say­ing that was the best way to go, and there­fore, asked Osh­iom­hole to bor­row a leaf from the pres­i­dent.

He added that, “One of the rea­sons the PDP lost in 2015 was the abuses the han­dlers of the party then were heap­ing on the APC pres­i­den­tial can­di­date… Osh­iom­hole should be ad­vised not to tow the 2015 PDP line.

“Chief Oluse­gun Obasanjo is a former pres­i­dent of the coun­try. And no mat­ter the provo­ca­tion or his po­lit­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties this time, Osh­iom­hole should have con­sid­ered his sta­tus as a former pres­i­dent of the coun­try in talk­ing about him, and should have ex­er­cised cau­tion in ad­dress­ing him. Say­ing that God will pun­ish the former pres­i­dent is never ad­vis­able; this should not be the lan­guage of APC.”

Gov­er­nor Rochas Oko­rocha

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