A legal practitioner, Mr. Anthony Chyma, yesterday, berated the National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi for his attacks on Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.
Briefing journalists in his office in Abuja, Chyma described as uncharitable, statements by Abdullahi describing Okorocha as being ‘malicious and unfair to the National Working Committee’ of the APC.
According to Chyma, this was in consideration of the contribution of Governor Okorocha to the APC.
He said the vituperation of the APC spokesman on the executive governor of Imo State is totally uncalled for and not deserving of the role of the national publicity secretary of a governing party.
He said, “As a publicity secretary of the party, he should have come by way of amenable statement and not aggravating the situation.
“Rochas Okorocha, is a seating governor and has all the information of 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.”
Chyma further stated that it is 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 had 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 lawmaker as 68 nos APC ward congress results sheets, 6 Nos 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 had been vindicated that no congress took place in Imo State, while he urged the APC leadership to heed the side of truth and equity.
Mallam Bolaji Abdullah had accused Governor Okorocha of transferring his mismanagement relationship with his people on the party’s national leadership following the fallouts of ward congresses in Imo State in a way that they now constitute an encumbrance to him.
Governor Okorocha had insisted that there were no congresses held in Imo State against the position of some stakeholders who said congresses were held in state.