The Imo State chapter of the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended its state governor, Rochas Okorocha for what is being tagged “gross anti-party activities.”
The suspension order was the recommendation of the report of Matthew Omegara-led disciplinary committee set up to investigate allegations of gross anti-party activities against the governor.
Some of the anti-party activities that led to the governor’s suspension according to the state caretaker committee chairman of the party, Prince Marcellinus Nlemigbo, include sponsorship of a rival political party, Action Alliance, and its governorship candidate in the state, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu; open denunciation of APC and its governorship candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma and open canvassing of votes for AA and its governorship, National and State Assemblies’ candidates.
Nlemigbo said, “A letter by the Imo State chapter of the APC signed by the chairman conveying the suspension to the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole regretted that Okorocha who is supposedly the party’s candidate for Imo West senatorial district has vowed to undermine the APC and its electoral interest.
To save the party from the machinations of Governor Rochas Okorocha, our state Caretaker Committee highly recommends the expulsion of the governor from the APC so that he can fully move to his party, the Action Alliance.”
Nlemigbo added that the party leadership in the state is committed to ensuring the victory of APC in all the elections in Imo State.
He also canvassed for support and understanding from the national body towards achieving this.