..APC members ashamed of Imo gov- Uwajimogu
National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, has responded to the allegation of witch-hunt raised against him by the Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, saying “there is a united voice” against the governor.
Chief Oyegun, who did not give detailed response when asked to respond to governor Okorocha’s allegation, wondered why the governor is the only one being witch hunted.
Governor Okorocha had said that his National Chairman was trying to get back at him as a result of the role he played in ensuring that Chief Oyegun led National Working Committee (NWC) did not get the failed tenure elongation.
But responding during a press conference to officially withdraw from the National Chairmanship race, Chief Oyegun said 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.
Also commenting in a separate press briefing on Saturday, former Secretary to the National Convention Planning Committee, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, said: “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 Rochas Okorocha”.
According to Uwajumogu, who resigned his appointment as Convention Committee Secretary, said 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 being run the way we have seen in the last few years. There was no choice but for me to detach myself from that government. I am happy now that I have resigned maybe it would be clear that the convention that is slated to elect national officers, I am aware that the governor is supporting and promoting certain South East citizens to run for position that they seem to be zoned to South East.
“So, I am aware that now that since I am no longer the secretary of the convention no one will accuse me of manipulating the result of that convention”, he said.