Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was a butt of veiled attack between former Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and erstwhile Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, at Wednesday’s screening of some ambassadorial nominees by the senate.
Amosun and Okorocha (both now Senators) were at the receiving end of the APC primaries oversaw by Oshiomhole to elect the party flag-bearers for the 2019 general elections in Ogun and Imo respectively with their preferred candidates losing to the former Edo governor’s intrigues much to the liking of their local rivals.
Their suspension by the party then was also down to the same man.
The duo took their pound of flesh in the form of hurling a veiled swipe at the embattled APC chieftain when his candidate nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari for ambassadorial, Yamah Musa, appeared before the senate for screening yesterday.
Musa, who hails from Edo State, drew flak for himself and his political leader when asked about his contribution to APC and went on to gloat about being a key figure in the party’s rancorous primary of 2018 to which Amosun reacted thus, “Please such exercise is not something you should be referring to as an achievement because as party members, we knew what happened then and those behind it .
“We don’t want you to carry this type of mindset to foreign post if eventually confirmed. The earlier you erased such unbecoming assignments as personal achievements, the better.”
In the same vein, Okorocha said: “You are here to be screened and possibly confirmed as an ambassador to represent Nigeria and you are reminding us of worst primary elections ever conducted by a political party in Nigeria under a man that had been sent away now.
“I hope you are not being rewarded for the sham you called primaries and injustice done against loyal party members.”