ADVERTISEMENT

Okorocha 'blames' Oshiomhole for APC defeat in Edo governorship election

Okorocha hails the defeat of his political party in Edo.

Oshiomhole and Okorocha
ADVERTISEMENT

Okorocha is a member of the APC and currently represents Imo West Senatorial District in the senate.

Incumbent Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki of the PDP scored 307,955 votes to defeat Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC who polled 223,619 votes.

Okorocha hailed the people of Edo for fighting against alleged injustice by handing Obaseki a fresh mandate.

Okorocha and former national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, famously bickered publicly in 2019.

The senator described the loss suffered by his political party in Edo as a “revolution of the masses against injustice."

He added that President Muhamamadu Buhari is the only factor keeping the APC together.

“There is no more APC, what we have is the respect for President Muhammadu Buhari," Okorocha was quoted as saying by Punch.

Okorocha’s in-law and former governorship candidate in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, blamed Oshiomhole for the party’s defeat in Edo. “All he did was to try to muzzle people to accept a candidate they never wanted.

“This is not what APC was built on, we expect things to be done the right way but the former chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, believes that anything can come from anywhere without going through due process,” Nwosu added.

Oshiomhole picked fights with a slew of governors from the APC during his spell as chairman of the party.

In 2018, Okorocha asked President Buhari to call Oshiomhole to order.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Foreign powers responsible for insecurity in Nigeria – Buhari

Foreign powers responsible for insecurity in Nigeria – Buhari

Oyetola v Adeleke: Why we can’t react to Osun tribunal verdict - INEC

Oyetola v Adeleke: Why we can’t react to Osun tribunal verdict - INEC

IGP to face contempt charge over ignoring court order

IGP to face contempt charge over ignoring court order

FG backs US on visa ban for Nigerians disrupting democracy

FG backs US on visa ban for Nigerians disrupting democracy

Why I am not allocating land in FCT – Minister

Why I am not allocating land in FCT – Minister

7 governors who have been sacked by Nigerian courts since 2012

7 governors who have been sacked by Nigerian courts since 2012

What went wrong with BVAS in the Osun governorship election?

What went wrong with BVAS in the Osun governorship election?

Jandor promises to convert Lagos ‘Area Boys’ into positive tools if elected

Jandor promises to convert Lagos ‘Area Boys’ into positive tools if elected

BREAKING: Court dismisses suit seeking Buhari's sack

BREAKING: Court dismisses suit seeking Buhari's sack

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT