Popular lawyer and activist, Anthony Chyma, has fired back at the National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, for describing Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, as “being malicious and unfair to the NWC”.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has warned the governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, against transferring his mismanagement relationship with his people to the party’s national leadership.
Abdullahi had accused the governor of being malicious and frustrated.
“With due respect, Governor Okorocha is being malicious and unfair to the NWC. If he has mismanaged his relationship with his own people, in a way that they now constitute an encumbrance to him, he should not transfer his frustration to the NWC,” Bolaji had said.
Reacting, however, Chyma said Bolaji’s statement was most uncharitable considering the contribution of Governor Okorocha to the APC.
Briefing journalists yesterday in his office in Abuja, Chyma said the vituperation of the spokesman on the executive governor of Imo State was totally uncalled for and not deserving of the role of a National Publicity Secretary of a governing party.
“As a publicity secretary of the party, he should have come by way of amenable statement and not aggravating the situation.
“Rochas Okorocha, is the current governor and has all the information on issues bedevilling the party.
“It amounts to bias to castigate the governor in such a manner and leaves the party open to unnecessary bashing.
“It does not speak well of the office of the national publicity secretary and generally the entire party. His bias as a national officer is tantamount to hard sell,” he said.
Chyma further stated that it’s shocking to hear the image maker of the APC resort to tarnishing the image which he should be protecting.
The lawyer reminded the APC spokesman that Governor Okorocha’s claim of no ward congress held in Imo State on May 5 has been vindicated by the Nigeria Police Force who recently paraded four suspects arrested in an Abuja hotel who allegedly stole APC ward congress materials meant for Imo State.
He said the police investigation has also revealed a link to a serving Senator from Imo State as 68 numbers of APC ward congress results sheets, 6 numbers of APC LGA results sheets, 6 LGAs officers and delegates list and 130 APC delegates nomination forms were displayed as items recovered from the suspects.
He insisted that by the actions of the police, the Imo State governor has been vindicated that no congress took place in Imo State. He urged the APC leadership to heed the side of truth and equity.