CONSEQUENT upon a report of the Matthew Omegara-led Displinary Committee set up to investigate allegations of gross anti-party activities in the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo State, the party has suspended the Executive Governor of the state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, from the party with immediate effect. The Committee which found the Governor guilty of the charges against him posited that there are also recommendations for the expulsion of the Governor from the party in due time.
The leadership of the Imo State chapter of the APC premised the suspension of the Governor on Article 21 (B) 1-vi of the APC constitution as amended. Speaking to newsman in Owerri, the State Capital, the state Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party, Prince Marcellinus Nlemigbo, stated in graphics terms, the anti-party activities engaged in by Okorocha to include: (i) Sponsorship of an oppsing political party, Action Alliance, AA, and its governorship candidate in the state, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu. (ii) Open denunciation of APC and its governorship candidate. He said, “APC letter by the Imo State chapter of the APC signed by the chairman conveying the suspension to the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, regretted that Okorocha who is supposedly the party’s candidate for Imo West senatorial district has vowed to undermine the APC and its electoral interest”.
According to him, “To save the party from the machinations of Governor Rochas Okorocha, our state Caretaker Committee highly recommends the expulsion of the Governor from the APC so that he can fully move to his party, the Action Alliance” Nlemigbo stressed that the party leadership in the state is prepared to ensuring that the APC comes out victorious in all of the elections, just as he implored the party’s national body to be completely committed towards accomplishing this task.
It can be recalled that the nine-member Displinary Committee, during its sitting, had listened to the complaints tendered by one Prince Ikechukwu Unegbu against the Governor before submitting its final report to the state Caretaker Committee which recommended Okorocha’s suspension.
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