- The APC is refusing to budge on its stance concerning Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state
- The party says it cannot handle the issue of the non-issuance of the governor's Certificate of Return as he is still on suspension
- Okorocha and his Ogun counterpart, Ibikunle Amosun, were suspended by the APC for engaging in anti-party activities
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is standing firm on its position on Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo, and is refusing to make a U-turn.
At a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday, March 27, the party’s national publicity secretary, Lanre Isa-Onilu, said no help could be rendered by the party to the embattled governor until the end of his suspension, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that he said: “We cannot take any position on that now. Governor Okorocha is on suspension. He, too, has not reported the case to us because he knows he is on suspension.
“Until that is vacated, we can’t handle his case.”
The APC suspended Okorocha alongside his Ogun counterpart, Ibikunle Amosun, for engaging in anti-party activities as both men supported candidates different from the party’s flag-bearers for the gubernatorial election in their states.
While Okorocha supported his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, who contested on the platform of the Action Alliance (AA), Amosun threw his weight behind Abdulkadir Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday issued a Certificate of Return to the Imo state governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha.
The certificate was presented to the governor-elect by Prof Francis Ezeonu, the INEC resident electoral commissioner in the state.
Apart from Ihedioha, 27 members of the Imo House of Assembly elected in the March 9 election were also issued return certificates by the electoral commission.
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