Okorocha To Gulak: At What Point Was $2 Million Bribe Given To You?
Written by admin on November 5, 2019
The former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has denied
allegations that he offered $2 million to the Chairman of the All
Progressives Congress, APC’s governorship primary election, Ahmed
Gulak, in order to return his son-in-law, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, as the
main candidate to represent the party at the election.
Daily Trust reports that the former Governor had in a statement signed
by his Media Adviser, Sam Onwuemeodo described the allegations as
untrue saying why did it take Gulag two years to come up with such a
According to Okorocha, Gulag had ulterior motive to destroy the APC in
Imo state and by extension crumble the party’s influence in the
He said: “This same Ahmed Gulak had claimed at a press conference in
Abuja on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, that he absconded from his room
701, at Rockview Hotel, Owerri, by 4 am that day because agents of the
former governor had wanted to kidnap him.
“He ran away, leaving other members of the committee behind. And that
was the day the primary would have held after he had announced that,
Monday, October 1, 2018, being the actual date for the primary, was no
more feasible because he arrived Owerri at 2 pm, met with stakeholders
at 8 pm at police headquarters Owerri, which lasted till 11:35 pm.
“And he went on a courtesy call to the then governor with his team at
11:58 pm. And the courtesy call lingered until 1 am. They went back to
their hotel, only for him to abscond at 4 am, by his own account. And
that was the genesis of the Imo APC problem. So, at what point was the
“At his press conference too, he declared someone the winner of a
primary he never conducted and the person happens to be Chief Hope
“The rest of the team, led by the committee’s Secretary, Barr. Henry
Idahagbon, stayed behind and conducted the primary which Uche Nwosu
“And after that, the national chairman of the party, Chief Adams
Oshiomhole, disbanded the Gulak committee, having heard and known the
disgraceful script he (Gulak) had acted in Owerri.
“Then, why was his committee disbanded? However, at the end of the
day, the party leadership settled for Chief Uzodinma, prompting Nwosu
to settle for the ticket of Action Alliance.
“And now Gulak waited till more than a year after the ugly incident to
come up with his fictitious claim of $2-million bribe after he had
claimed that he flee Owerri over kidnap attempt.
“The truth is that Alhaji Gulak was sent to Owerri to ensure the
destruction of APC in Imo and by extension, in the South-East.”