Apologize Now to Ndigbo for Losing APC Presidential Primary, Okechukwu tells Okorocha

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-East, Osita Okechukwu, has accused Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha  of allegedly gambling with the chances of the Ndigbo to bargain for Vice President slot  in the 2015 general elections, noting that his (Okorocha) failure contributed in weakening that opportunity.

According to him, “His Excellency’s statement is one of self denial, for rather than apologizing to Ndigbo for his gambit, which made Ndigbo to lose the national chairmanship of the APC, placed us in a weak position to vie for Vice President, he is regrettably justifying the unjustifiable.

“One had thought that as a leader he could had placed the collective interest of Ndigbo above his Nollywood show, since he is quite aware of the position of the party as regards zoning.

“For the avoidance of doubt, in a South East Caucus meeting at His Excellency, Dr Ogboninya Onu’s residence at Abuja in July, 2014, some of us agreed that he is eminently qualified to vie for presidency, but given the prevailing understanding that the presidency is going North, we should vie for chairmanship and vice president slots, waiting for the next 8 years when it is coming South.  He refused and boasted that he is going to win the presidential primary.

“I personally narrated to him that zoning like every convention has its moral weight, the North having patriotically zoned the presidency to the South. I further persuaded him to go back to Imo State and conclude the good works he is doing so as to present a good legacy, when the rotation comes South, the South West and South South having occupied the coveted presidency respectively since our return to civil rule in 1999.

That Dr Onu should be supported for chairmanship, he backed out”, the statement added.
Defeated Okorocha had said that “by participating in the contest  I have been able to prove that the president can come from any part of the country. It is the understanding of APC that the president should come from the North ever since. I know about that, but I don’t like those facts, so I have come to distort those facts which are not the truth”.


Lessons from APC Presidential Primaries

The APC presidential primaries came, exhausted an entire night and is now over.

Here is something a facebook user posted regarding lessons that should be learnt from the APC presidential primaries. Do you agree with these lessons?

1. Money is not everything and not the only source of success.
2. A good name is to be desired than riches.
3. Loyalty is a reputation to be cherished and faithfulness admired.
4. Never be afraid of the opposition before the fight.
5. Your reputation will speak louder than your possession.

Buhari Never Mentioned Imposing Sharia Across Nigeria…

Reports staged immediately after General Buhari’s victory regarding his alleged statement of imposing sharia across Nigeria has been debunked and said to be completely untrue.

The portion posted by a tweep carrying the false statement has been said to be a propaganda material that has been lingering to discredit the reputation of General Buhari. The tweet featured an old newspaper that contained the propaganda, which eventually circulated and is being used to taunt the victory General Buhari had already secured in the APC presidential primaries.

Nda Isaiah Denies Stepping Down For Buhari

Contrary to reports claiming that APC presidential candidate, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, has stepped down for Buhari, Nda-Isaiah through his campaign team denied stepping down for anyone, insisting that he is still in the race.

Chairman of the APC National Convention and immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi dismissed as false, reports that any of the aspirants had stepped down.

Current situation report provides that Buhari and Atiku are hitting heads in fervent battle for delegates.


APC Primaries UPDATE: Kwankwaso Steps Down for Buhari, Atiku Desperately Reaches Out to Delegates

Reports have it that Kwankwaso has been persuaded to step down for Buhari, which he agreed, but will still put up an appearance without putting up a fight at the convention.

Recent update provides that 12 APC governors have reached a final agreement to support Muhammadu Buhari, while his counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, is reaching out directly to the delegates.  Atiku, on this part, is basing his calculations on the fact that APC governors control only 14 states and their influence in the remaining 22 states is not strong.

Report add that Atiku has zeroed in on delegates from 16 states which they consider winnable: Adamawa, Sokoto, Kebbi, Niger, Benue, Plateau, Bauchi, Jigawa, Taraba, Yobe, Delta, Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu, Ekiti and Ondo ? as well as the FCT. In Atiku’s camp, the calculation is to deal directly with the delegates, even from states controlled by pro-Buhari governors.