The Imo State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday suspended Governor Rochas Okorocha from the party.
His suspension followed what the leadership of the party in the state called, “gross anti-party activities.”
The Imo State Chapter of the party which handed down the suspension order on the governor on Thursday after a report of a disciplinary committee, set up to investigate allegations of gross anti-party activities against Okorocha, said its action was in line with Article 21 (B) I-VI of the APC constitution (October, 2014 as amended).
The Chairman of the Imo State Caretaker Committee of the APC, Prince Marcellinus Nlemigbo, said the anti party activities of the governor, which formed the basis for its action, include sponsorship of a rival political party, Action Alliance (AA) in Imo State and its governorship candidate, Uche Nwosu, Open denunciation of APC and its Governorship Candidate in the State, Senator Hope Uzodimma; and openly canvassing of votes for Action Alliance (AA) and its governorship, National and State Assemblies’ candidates.
Speaking to newsmen in Owerri, the state capital, the state Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party, Prince Marcellinus Nlemigbo, said, “A letter by the Imo State chapter of the APC signed by the chairman conveyed the suspension to the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
We regretted that Okorocha who is the party’s candidate for Imo West Senatorial District has vowed to undermine the APC and its electoral interest.”