Imo APC crisis deepens as Okorocha faction stays away from registration exercise
- The APC crisis in Imo state is far from being over as one faction has stayed away from the revalidation exercise
- The faction which is loyal to Okorocha said it is waiting for the court to determine which faction is the authentic party
- Dan Nwafor, the faction's chairman, insisted that the exercise should be conducted by his group
PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!
Dan Nwafor, the factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) faction in Imo state, has spoken on the membership registration and revalidation exercise which kicked off in the state on Monday, February 8.
The Sun reported that Nwafor maintained that his faction is not in a hurry to commence the exercise.
He said they are waiting for the court to decide which faction is the authentic party in the southeast state.
Legit.ng gathers that Nwafor's faction is the one loyal to the former governor of the state, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
Although he affirmed that the registration exercise should be conducted by his faction which, he added that they would have to wait for the courts to rule on that.
"We are waiting for the court to decide. We are saying that any exercise that doesn’t happen through us is null and void, it’s illegal, the exercise should happen through the validly elected executives.
"So, we would approach a high court to get an injunction against the exercise, that is if not being done through the legal people, not that we are against the exercise, we are on the process of getting the injunction, waiting for hearing notice.
‘For now, we are on standby, the exercise continues till March 30, so there’s no rush. Let people start, there is still time from now till March 30."
PAY ATTENTION: Get the Latest Nigerian News Anywhere 24/7. Spend less on the Internet!
Meanwhile, the Imo state government claimed it has uncovered a plot by some people to disrupt the APC registration exercise in the state.
The state government on Monday, February 8, revealed that the group paid millions to sponsor thugs in order to interrupt the process from Tuesday, February 9.
Declan Emelumba, the Imo state commissioner for information and strategy, made this known to newsmen in Owerri.