Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has been removed as the state coordinator of the All Progressives Congress’ campaign council by the National Working Committee of the party a Nigerian digital news platform reported that he was removed over allegations of anti-party activities levelled against him and others by the Imo state chapter of the APC.
Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party’s National Publicity Secretary speaking on the allegations said the National Working Committee of the party would meet to discuss the recommendation that Okorocha should be suspended.
“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,” he said.
However, a member of the Imo State chapter of the APC, said Okorocha has been removed by the NWC as the campaign coordinator of the party.
“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.” the member said.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary said that Okorocha’s removal was instant since his suspension came from his ward, noting that his suspension debars him from functioning as the state coordinator of the party’s campaign.
“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.” – Issa-Onilu said