Ahmed Gulak, the chairperson of the Imo APC governorship primaries, has said he rejected a private jet flight offer, and $2 million.
The former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan disclosed this in an interview on Saturday, November 3, 2018, with Saturday Vanguard.
Governor Rochas Okorocha has been at war with Gulak over the conduct of the primaries. He has rejected all other results, insisting that the one that produced his son in-law Uche Nwosu as the party’s candidate is the authentic primary.
“Before I went to Imo State, I was offered a private jet to take me to Imo State but I refused because I didn’t want to be compromised,” Mr. Gulak said.
“I refused the private jet and even the tempting offer made to me, very tempting, we are talking about two million dollars here, which I refused.
“Although, I tried to persuade them that I was going to do what is needful, free and fair primaries. Every stakeholder must be involved.
“Immediately we landed at the airport, that was where the problem started. They wanted to kidnap every member and only God knows where they wanted to take us to, which I refused.
“And to say the least, I pity the Imo people but they have to take their destiny in their own hands and elect who they feel will represent them well.”
Speaking on Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu’s fate, Gulak said NWC has upheld the result of the Imo primaries the other candidates subsumed their ambition in the interest of Imo state to support Hope Uzodinma.
According to Gulak, “That is politics without selfishness. Rochas has spent eight years as governor of Imo state, you want your son in-law to succeed you, you want to come to the senate as a senator, you want your wife to be a House of Reps member, you want a running mate who is fiance of your daughter that is another son in-law to be deputy governor, that itself is indecent, it is immoral and the people of Imo state may not take it likely. They are not slaves; you cannot enslave them by making it a personal family dynasty.”
Gulak added that Imo is a state with well-educated people, well enlightened state where we have professors in almost every family, so, they will not lie low when Rochas attempts to enslave them.
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