Sam Onwuemeodo, the media adviser to the lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha has dismissed the claim that his principal has been dismissed from the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress.
There had been reporting that the presidential screening committee of the party led by John Odigie-Oyegun cleared 13 presidential aspirants out of 23 aspirants that were screened.
There were rumours that Okorocha was not listed among aspirants cleared for the June 6th presidential primary.
Onwuemeodo in a statement released on Saturday said Okorocha was not disqualified by the Odigie-Oyegun-led committee.
The statement reads, “We have read some unconfirmed reports, especially on social media platforms, claiming that the screening committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, headed by Chief John Oyegun had purportedly cleared 13 of the presidential aspirants and disqualified 10.
“ln some of the reports, Distinguished Senator Rochas Okorocha was mentioned to be among the 10 disqualified aspirants.
“We had taken our time to listen to the video of what Chief Oyegun told journalists who confronted him after he had submitted the report of his committee to the National Chairman of the party, Senator Adamu Abdullahi.
“Chief Oyegun didn’t say that his committee disqualified Okorocha. And we don’t believe also that the committee could do such.
“This will make it the fourth time Okorocha will be running for the presidency of the country. He was governor for eight years. And today, a sitting Senator.
“So, we don’t know why those behind this unfounded speculation would even imagine that Okorocha could be disqualified by the screening committee.
“One scenario remains certain to us. And that is, those working tirelessly and using all within their reach to frustrate Okorocha out of the presidential race have not relented. They have even intensified their onslaught since Okorocha went for the screening.”
This article was originally published on Naija News