- Governor Rochas Okorocha has reportedly been relived of his position as campaign coordinator of Imo APC
- The governor has reportedly been involved in anti-party activities
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has removed Governor Rochas Okorocha from his position as Imo state campaign council coordinator.
The Punch reports that the party’s decision came following the recommendation of the disciplinary committee set up by the Imo APC over allegations of anti-party activities levelled against the governor and others
Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu who is the party’s national publicity secretary said the National Working Committee of the party would meet to consider the Imo APC recommendation that Okorocha should be suspended.
He said: “What has happened in Imo shows that the APC means business. Once they have complied with all the rules, no problem. When they bring the recommendation to the NWC, we will look at it.”
A member of the party’s working committee however said Okorocha has been removed for working against the party.
Okorocha had vowed to work for his son-in-law, who is the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, Uche Nwosu, against the APC candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma.
The member said: “The party has already removed Okorocha as the coordinator and directed Uzodinma to take over the campaign council. During the visit of the wife of the President to the state for campaign, the governor invited his son-in-law to the stage and raised his hands up. This jolted many of us who saw it as an affront to the President’s wife and the party.”
Issa-Onilu said since the removal of Okorocha came from his ward, it was instant.
Issa-Onilu said: “The APC had directed governors to take over the campaign of the party in the state. Where it has no governor, it directed governorship candidate to take over. Since Okorocha has displayed anti-party traits, you can’t expect him to be part of our strategic meetings again.”.
Meanwhile, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has blasted leaders of pan-Igbo organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo for endorsing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP's) candidate Atiku Abubakar as its choice in the oncoming 2019 presidential election.
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Daily Sun reports that Okorocha, who is of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of the Igbo social cultural body in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
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