Why Oshiomhole should not blame me for APC failure in South East – VON DG, Okechukwu reacts to suspension

Osita Okechukwu

The Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has reacted to the suspension by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over allegations of anti-party activities during the recently concluded presidential and National Assembly election.

Owojela's Blog had reported that NWC of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday suspended the Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun and the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, VON DG Okechukwu and others for anti-party activities.

Reacting, Okechukwu in a statement made available on Saturday said that he was yet to be notified of his suspension by the party, insisting that he campaigned for the party in the zone.

He, however, said he should not be blamed for unpopularity and less votes for APC in the South East.

He rather noted that National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole forced some unpopular National Assembly candidates on the APC in the South East zone and should be responsible for its failure in the elections.

The statement reasd: “One has not gotten a letter of suspension from my great party. If actually a press statement was issued, it may not be unconnected with those who want to sideline their enemies in this season of contestation. Remember that Femi Adesina, Spokesman for Mr President, had opened window for gruesome struggle.

“Otherwise, one had taken time and resources to campaign vigorously for my great party and even set up the Zikist-Buharist-Movement (ZBM), an offshoot of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) of which am a foundation member.

“It is on record that with ZBM, we toured the nooks and crannies of Enugu and indeed the South East, canvassing for votes for our great party.

“I’m also instrumental to the most consistent advert placed in several media in the South East, on behalf of our great party.

“Accordingly, one should not be blamed for the triumph of bigotry in Enugu State and South East in general.

“Our Comrade Chairman should not blame me for foisting some unpopular National Assembly candidates on the APC in our zone.”