Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, has vowed not to withdraw his suit against the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the outcome of the party’s governorship election in Imo State.
He wondered how the national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, who according to him has been sleeping after causing troubles in the party, decided to now wake up to his duties.
Nwosu had dragged the party to court on the claim that he won the APC governorship election primary in Imo State but had his name substituted by that of Senator Hope Uzodinma.
However, the APC National Working Committee (NWC) had threatened to expel Nwosu and others who had one litigation or the other against the party should they fail to withdraw their court cases.
But the son-in-law and former Chief of Staff to Governor Okorocha, argued that Oshiomhole cannot sack him from APC because he exhausted all avenues to have the matter resolved as stipulated in the party’s constitution.
He made this known to newsmen in Owerri in response to the party’s sack threats.
“It is unfortunate that the national chairman of our party is just waking up now after causing trouble. He had all the time to resolve the issue before now but he refused to do so.
“In line with the constitution of the party, I had exhausted all avenues to have my matter resolved using internal mechanism but nobody came to my aid.
“I personally wrote three different letters to the national chairman and I have the acknowledgment, but he never responded to any of the letters,” Nwosu said.
According to Nwosu, in one of his letters, he had begged Oshiomhole to replace “Ahmed Gulak as chairman of the committee because of his comment/boast that he is coming to Imo State to deliver his friend, Senator Hope Uzodinma as APC governorship candidate.”
Initial primary of the party conducted by Gulak led committee had announced Uzodinma as winner. A scheduled primary in the state which Uzodinma refused to participate in announced Nwosu as winner.
Submitting its candidates name to INEC, APC was said to have initially submitted Nwosu’s name before finally subtituting it with that of Uzodinma in the final list to INEC.
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