By Chinonso Alozie
Also speaking in an interview with Vanguard in Owerri, Mr. Theodore Ekechi, a former commissioner who served in the Rochas Okorocha cabinet and is now the spokesperson of the Imo State All Progressives Party, APC, stakeholders, responds to insinuations that the emergence of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the next national chairman of the party will help to restore Okorocha’s ascendancy in the party. Excerpts:
What is your reaction to speculations by loyalists of the governor that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman would annul the congresses in the state?
To start with, no national chairman, going by the constitution of the party, no officer of the party, no member of the party, no individual has power has the authority to upturn the Congress that has been rectified by the National Working Committee, NWC.
Therefore Oshiomole as the national chairman is not coming with changes to the constitution of APC.
He is coming as a friend among equals. And he is not coming with the NWC, appointed by himself; he is going to come as a person he cannot do anything outside the National Working Committee, meeting and taking decisions.
What I’m asking is that is your group afraid?
There are procedures for taking decisions that have been taken as enshrined in the constitution of APC.
Therefore, we have nothing to worry about. Why is Okorocha bothered and he is going to court.
But the governor is reported to have affirmed that Oshiomole will address the issues arising from the concluded congresses?
Since he thinks he is the holder of Oshiomole, he is the father of Oshiomole, the sponsor of Oshiomole, why is he bothered gallivanting from one state to another.
And anybody who is contemplating to do that does not mean good for the party.
What is your feeling on Oshiomole’s possible emergence as the national chairman of the party?
Assuming Oshiomole becomes, he is coming to build. He is coming to consolidate.
And I think Oshiomole having been governor of Edo State for eight years, Oshiomole understands what it means to respect people’s rights, people’s opinion, and I think it is not in his own interest to dabble into people’s affairs in Imo State.
What does the future portend for people aligned to the Hillary Eke led executive of APC in the state?
I am a bit reluctant to make conclusions that may suggest that I am speaking for the NWC of our party.
But permit me to make some observations, the best of my knowledge, the NWC concluded their meetings on Friday.
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