We have just read a report by the SaharaReporters’ Claiming that Governor Rochas Okorocha was among those who offered the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole bribe over the Party’s primaries. The false report claimed that Governor Okorocha allegedly offered Oshiomhole $500,000 dollars (Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) but the money was rejected.

The report also stated that Chief Hope Uzodinma allegedly offered $3million but that one was accepted.

The SaharaReporters must have lifted this claim of $500,000 bribe by Governor Okorocha from Adams Oshiomhole who made that frivolous allegation last Sunday (November 11, 2018). And he came up with that claim almost one month after he had told his audience that he settled for Hope Uzodinma as the APC guber Candidate in Imo State to stop Governor Rochas Okorocha from building Political Dynasty in the State.

Again, Governor Okorocha would not have had any reason to bribe Oshiomhole because Uche Nwosu won the governorship primary election of October 2, 2018 which was cancelled and that of October 6, 2018. A victorious Candidate would not have bribed anybody. Only a failed aspirant like Hope Uzodinma would have bribed Oshiomhole.

Even the Appeal Panel set up by Oshiomhole and headed by Prof. Osunbor also declared Uche Nwosu the Candidate of APC in Imo.

And we challenge anybody with any iota of proof in the contrary to make it public. Governor Okorocha is not the kind of person that spends money bribing people. The report is not true and should be disregarded.

Sam Onwuemeodo

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor  

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