The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has revealed that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia begged him to allow him win the 2019 governorship elections in Abia State.
Oshiomhole who revealed this at the South East rally of the APC in Umuahia yesterday, said that the governor offered to betray the People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and help President Muhammadu Buhari win the presidential elections in the state. He stated that although the governor offered Buhari 25%, Ikpeazu’s fate has been sealed for his wickedness against Abia workers.
His words: “Ikpeazu collected the APC government bailout fund from President Buhari and embezzled it. Buhari gave him that money specifically to pay Abia workers but Ikpeazu collected it and shared with his PDP friends. Today Abia state workers are owed for 9 months.
“President Buhari gave Ikpeazu the Paris fund twice, some states just received once but Ikpeazu collected the Paris fund and ended up in Paris France with his family and the good people of Abians are suffering today.
“He came to me begging for support in 2019 elections, that he will give Buhari 25% votes in Abia. I told him: Ikpeazu it is you that I will give that 25% votes. I asked him: are we writing results or we are talking about the people’s votes? I want to thwart that rumour that we are supporting Ikpeazu”, Oshiomhole said.