Mr Cajetan Duke, the Director General of the Imo APC Media Center, has reacted to the Press Release issued by Mr. Onwuasoanya FCC Jones, who himself has insisted that he is the authentic Publicity Secretary of the party in the state.
Mr. Onwuasoanya, in his release, had amongst other things, claimed that the Marcon Nlemigbo lead State Working Committee, would not be conducting the Okigwe Senate Primaries.
Mr Duke’s response reads as follows;
ONWUASOANYA AND HIS SHADOW BOXING: ANOTHER EFFORT IN FUTILITY
Again, this afternoon, the shadow scribe, FCC Jones Onwuasoanya of the Rochas inglorious political dynasty, further ridiculed himself in a falsehood mission. His litany of lies and branches of misrepresentation of facts are now recorded in gold in the hall of infamy.
In his latest horrific and horrendous but needles attack on Imo APC and government of the state, Onwuasoanya, characteristically, displayed high level of ignorance, immaturity and indecency about the workings of party politics, government and governance in a body polity like ours.
In his jamboree but jagged headline of “Clarifications on some issues within the party and Imo Polity”, Onwuasoanya, thinking we are still in the days of Okorocha’s one man show when dishing out orders used to reign supreme, went parochial and primordial. He regaled his audience with notorious claims and statements of lies to the effect that some elements in our “party are promoting rancour and animosity within the party thereby sabotaging the mandate given to the national/ extraordinary convention planning committee of APC”. The fact is that the Imo State APC remain intact and strong under the Chairmanship of Prince Barr. M.O. Nlemigbo. Only Onwuasoanya, his fellow conspirators and sponsors are the ones causing disaffection in the party as exemplified by this his left-handed release under review.
In the height of his arrogance and arrant childishness, Onwuasoanya maintained that “No court in Nigeria has dissolved the Daniel Nwafor led state working committee in Imo State.” This is saying that there is no more water in Imo River! The scenario represents the case of, after the death and burial of a notorious criminal at the public square, one of his gangsters shamelessly mounted the podium announcing that his Man Friday the criminal is still alive. The illegality called Nwafor has been flushed out by a court of competent jurisdiction. He is down and out. If not, why has Nwafor not attended any state or national assignment in Owerri or Abuja on behalf of the party?.
On Onwuasoanya’s shadow chasing of a supreme court case by Philip Umeadi, SAN, the fact on ground is that there has been a laughable and shadow boxing project called Okorocha/Nwosu and Ihedioha Alliance. It is an unholy marriage that cannot last the distance. It is an experiment without a certified test tube, and so, its production and chemistry will be grossly imperfect. But if Onwuasoanya is now dissolving the marriage by way of denial, unfolding events in the unfolding drama will testify for or against him and his garrulous group.
To be sure, the state government, through the commissioner of information, Hon. D.M.Emulumba, has, on various occasions, stated its stand, stake and strive on the payment of salaries and pensions. As at today, overwhelming majority of the workforce and pension earners have been paid. There are few yet to be attended due to one technical / administrative challenge or the other. Governor Hope Uzodimma is working round the clock to ensure 100 per cent compliant to this regard.
Pathetically, Onwuasoanya’s claims on Okigwe senatorial election are ill advised as the masses, voters and aspirants are aware that there is only one APC boss in the state and it is Barrister Marcellinus Nlemigbo. He is the authentic and legitimate chairman of our great party in Imo.
The other aimless and diversionary issues on probe panels and Okorocha’s legacies are ideal talk and so do not really deserve our esteemed attention. We however wish to advise Onwuasoanya and his paymasters to channel their time and resources to register their presence at the national assembly through sponsorship of quality bills, as their effort to discredit our great party and the administration of Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma will remain an effort in futility.
DG, IMO APC MEDIA CENTRE