Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has challenged the Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomole to publish his achievements for the length he was governor of Edo State.
That is approaching the heels of the APC chair’s verbal assault on the Imo State governor when he flagged off Senator Hope Uzodinma’s governorship marketing campaign within the state.
Governor Okorocha in a press assertion issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, stated: “We received’t permit Oshiomhole to eat his cake and nonetheless have it.
And we begin this manner: Adams Oshiomhole was governor in Edo State for eight years. Rochas Okorocha has been governor in Imo for lower than eight years. And we problem Oshiomhole to publish his achievements in Edo State for the eight years he was governor and let Rochas publish his personal achievements in Imo in lower than eight years. And let Nigerians decide between the 2 who failed as governor.
“If Oshiomhole fails to simply accept this problem, we received’t have some other choice than to conclude that he’s only a noise maker.
“Mr. Oshiomhole has been speaking and dealing to satisfy his personal a part of no matter deal he has with Chief Hope Uzodinma. He’s appearing his personal half and in doing that, he has thrown warning to the wind.
“A nationwide chairman of a celebration who got here for the marketing campaign of a governorship candidate of his party would have used the chance supplied by that occasion to market the candidate. However on this case, Oshiomhole talked about Governor Okorocha and thoroughly skipped as a result of he is aware of the place the issue lies with the candidate.
“All of the media experiences on what Oshiomhole stated on the rally had been all about Okorocha. He consciously averted telling Imo folks why they need to go for Chief Uzodinma on the ballot in 2019 or why he selected him because the guber candidate of the party within the state.”
On the problem of wage owed employees Oshiomole talked about, the governor famous that the data had lengthy been within the public area that he paid the December 2018 wage in November 2018. And he had additionally given every of the employees N10,000 as Christmas bonus.
He added that simply final week, he handed over a brand new workplace complicated, furnished by the state authorities to the state chapter of NLC, insisting that every one these gestures confirmed the harmonious relationship between the governor and the employees within the state.
Okorocha recalled that Oshiomhole admitted that he had owed Edo employees seven months wage arrears whereas leaving as governor and couldn’t additionally pay the N18,000 minimal wage, sustaining that he was subsequently not certified to speak about cost of wage.
“The reality is that the APC Nationwide Chairman has resorted to noise making to see if that might assist him out of the entire mess however all to no avail.”
He noticed that at Uzodinma’s flag-off marketing campaign, Oshiomhole spoke with anger. And that anger stemmed from the truth that the venue of the occasion was empty. And he determined to vent his frustration on Okorocha.
“The blackmailing Rochas in Abuja by few Imo born political hawks has nothing to do with the tick political followership Rochas enjoys in Imo.
“And it was the empty venue that prompted the false declare that the governor refused to present them the Dan Anyiam Stadium for the occasion, as a face-saving mechanism. The place would they have the folks to fill the Stadium? That they had performed protected by deciding to make use of Uzodinma’s marketing campaign workplace on Okigwe street. But, the compound was empty.
“At a rally on the Dan Anyiam Stadium on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Mr. Oshiomhole after seeing the mammoth crowd stated, they’d recognized who owned the land. He was referring to Governor Okorocha who organised the rally. And nothing has modified between that July and right this moment. Rochas holds the ace of Imo grassroots politics. And there may be nothing anyone can do about that,” the assertion stated.