Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, asked President Gooluck Jonathan to call his Political Adviser, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, to order so as not to stoke a political war in Imo State and stall the flow of its development strides.
The governor, who spoke through his Information Commissioner, Mr. Chinedu Offor, and the Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Ebere Uzoukwa, was reacting to the claim by Gulak that Okorocha had committed an impeachable offence by not reinstating the deposed 27 local government chairmen in the state, as ordered by the Appeal Court last month.
Gulak had while receiving the 27 local government chairmen sacked by Okorocha, who were in his office to submit a letter of protest to the President in Abuja on Monday, said the governor’s action was an impeachable offence.
The commissioner, who spoke in Abuja, described Gulak’s statement as outrageous and unbecoming of a man who has no stake in Imo State and warned him to stop heating up the polity unnecessarily.
“Imo people were really shocked and disappointed to hear such a reckless statement from a man who has no business in the politics of Imo State and we want him to tell the world whether he was speaking for himself or was sent by Mr. President.
“The matter for which he wants the governor impeached is already before a court of competent jurisdiction and we want the President to sanction Gulak before he commits further blunders that could jeopardise the government and the people of Nigeria,” Offor said. The Special Adviser on Media to Okorocha asked Gulak to advise Mr. President to recall Justice Ayo Salami, as directed by the Judicial National Council, JNC, before extending his counsel to other leaders in Nigeria.
“He who goes to equity must do so with clean hands and I think it is always good for one to remove the speck in his eyes before seeing the log in another’s eye.
“We see the call by Gulak for Okorocha’s impeachment as an attack by another attack dog of the Presidency and an assault on the people of Imo State House of Assembly and its people.While calling on Gulak to retract the inciting statement within 24 hours or face the wrath of the government, the SA however said that Okorocha would not be distracted by the antics of the PDP-led government to abandon the good work he has started.