- The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed viral claims that it ratified the suspension of Rochas Okorocha
- APC said news circulating in the public domain about Okorocha's purported suspension is nothing but the work of some fifth columnists
- A statement by the party's secretary, John James Akpanudoedehe, said the APC does not have a national working committee as claimed in the forged letter
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied reports that its National Working Committee (NWC) has suspended Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo.
In statement made available to Legit.ng, John James Akpanudoedehe, APC's spokesman, said for the record, the ruling party has no NWC at the moment, The Cable reports.
Senator Akpanudoedehe noted that the viral report was forged by fifth columnists who intend to deceive the public.
Part of the statedment read:
"It has come to the attention of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that a fake letter of a purported suspension of Senator Rochas Okorocha from the party is circulating in the public space.
"Fifth columnists and forgers have obviously taken advantage of the unfortunate and recent leaks of our official correspondences with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to copy and paste forged signatures of the CECPC Chaiman and Secretary on equally fake letters.
"The APC does not currently have a "National Working Committee" as stated in the fake letter, but a Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) which has been saddled with the mandate to reposition, unite and strengthen our great party."
The letter which has been disowned by the party read:
“This is to communicate to you, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Party ratification of your suspension by the Imo State Chapter of our great party for anti-party activities.
“The suspension follows after the recommendation by the Imo State Disciplinary Committee set up to investigate allegations of gross anti-party activities against you which is in line with Article 21 (B) I-VI of our party’s constitution.”
Okorocha drops bombshell, says Igbo will lose most if Nigeria breaks up
Meanwhile, a message had been sent to all southeasterners by no other person than Senator Okorocha.
The former Imo state governor called on people of the southeast to stop the agitation for Nigeria’s breakup. According to him, the Igbos would be the worst hit if Nigeria breaks up.
He called on the southeast people to make moves to fix the country and not call for its disintegration.
The senator said:
“It is only an Igbo man that goes to a place and remains put in that place, buys a land and builds a house for his family without feeling insecure. The Igbo will lose more if Nigeria divides."