- The APC’s National Working Committee will meet with the party’s governorship candidates and the state party chairmen and secretaries on Thursday, December 6
- The committee will also send a fact-finding committee to Imo and Ogun states to ascertain the true positions of Governors Rochas Okorocha and Ibukunle Amosun
- The meeting with the state chairmen is expected to reconcile some of them with their governorship candidates
Members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will meet with the party’s governorship candidates and the state party chairmen and secretaries on Thursday, December 6.
The APC national publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, confirmed the development after the party’s working committee meeting, New Telegraph reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Onilu also disclosed that the committee had resolved to send a fact-finding committee to Imo and Ogun states, so as to ascertain the status of Governors Rochas Okorocha and Ibukunle Amosun with the party respectively.
After failing to secure the APC’s governorship ticket, Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, defected to the Action Alliance (AA); while in Ogun state, Amosun’s candidate for the governorship, Adekunle Akinwale, defected to the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
Both governors reportedly gave the nod to the defections, saying that the party couldn’t stop them.
Onilu, in reaction to the allegations of anti-party activities leveled against Okorocha and Amosun, stated: “What we have decided to do is to send a fact finding committee because everything is being read in the paper.
“Since they are our members, we should engage with them and then find out their true positions. If anybody has left, then we will know what to do. And if nobody has left but he is doing anti-party (sic), we will know what to do.”
According to him, the meeting would be to tell both governors what they need to do to win elections because they have to work from a common strategic point of view.
“All of them need to understand that the era of impunity has gone. Everything they want to do, they must do it right and they must not be helped by anybody to win election; other than participate in a free and fair election.
“We expect that they should campaign very well and win elections fairly. So, they need to go and work. This is not PDP,” he added.
The meeting is also reportedly expected to reconcile some state chairmen with their governorship candidates. This is because some chairmen had preferred other aspirants as candidates for the party.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo lambasted the national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, describing him as a political liability who is on a mission to destroy the ruling party.
Okorocha’s comments were in response to a statement credited to Oshiomhole that the Imo governor and his Ogun state counterpart, Ibikule Amosun, are political liabilities who only have one vote, each.
The governor, speaking through his commissioner for information, Patrick Nzeh, described Oshiomhole as a victim of his own actions.
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