Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has denied accusing a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the country, Senator Bola Tinubu of being responsible for the death of the APC governorship candidate in Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu, as alleged in a Facebook report by one Olutoyosi Omotoso.
Owelle Okorocha, the chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, made the clarification in statement yesterday in Owerri by his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Sam Onwuemeodo.
He described the write-up as false, insisting that the truth of the matter is that the report was totally mischievous.
“The truth is that those who are cowed by Governor Okorocha’s God-given clout and attributes are the ones who have chosen to be petty. And they have our sympathy, because Okorocha, in his politics is being driven by God,
“Governor OKorocha is not quarrelling with Senator Tinubu. The envisaged rift between the duo only exists in the imaginations of those who have chosen the path of dishonour, because only dishonourable people could have authored such an inglorious write-up.
“All in all, the Governor regrets the sudden death of the APC governorship candidate in Kogi state, Prince Audu. The death of the APC gubernatorial candidate in Kogi state came when no one expected it.
“Finally, those who feel that they can drag Governor Okorocha down through cheap blackmail should better be advised to find something meaningful to do, because whoever God has blessed, nobody can curse. This is scriptural. And that is our joy and consolation.
“The death of the Prince should also be a lesson to all of us to appreciate our limitations as human beings. We are all pencils in the hand of the creator,” Onwuemeodo asserted.
The governor in the statement extended his heartfelt condolences to the President and National leader of APC, President Mohammadu Buhari, the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun, the people of Kogi State, and those left behind to mourn the departed governor who he called a gentleman.

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