Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, says the national leader of the of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, is ill informed to have said national chairman of the ruling party Adams Oshiomhole, is running the affairs of the party rightly.
Bola Tinubu had expressed support for Oshiomhole after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock on Wednesday over moves to remove the party Chairman.
However speaking to reporters at the Presidential Villa on Thursday shortly after meeting President Buhari , Okorocha said Tinubu was wrong to have said that Oshiomhole was doing the right thing.
“Maybe he is ill-informed; if he is properly informed, he will not be saying Oshiomhole is doing the right thing in the party,” Okorocha told state house correspondents.
Okorocha said some of the decisions taken by Oshiomhole have affected the party negatively and needed to be addressed so as not to jeopardize the party’s chances in 2019.
“I am here to clear the air that the presidency is behind what Oshiomole is doing in some of the states and which has affected our party negatively; and my from my understanding from Mr President, there is no such directive for Oshiomole to do anything illegal or create any sort of injustice,” he said.
“So, Oshiomole is on his own in this whole thing. There is no presidency’s support for him to refused candidate those who won elections and give wrong candidates who didn’t win election. This is the matter and I will simply say that he is not with the consent of the presidency, he is on his own.
“I also requested that Oshiomole must learn to respect the rule of law and obey court orders where they apply. This issue of treating court orders as tissue papers must stop, it doesn’t reflect the image of our party, he must act quickly to fix the integrity of this party because his coming in ought to have brought joy into the party and not sadness.”