The suspension order is coming following an invitation letter signed by the committee chairman, Matthew Omegara; and Secretary, Kevin Ugwu on Tuesday, the committee stated that the affected persons were invited for various anti-party activities. (Read the report HERE).
Speaking to journalists in Owerri on Thursday, the state caretaker committee chairman of the party, Prince Marcellinus Nlemigbo, listed the anti-party activities engaged in by Okorocha to include sponsorship of a rival political party, Action Alliance, and its governorship candidate in the state, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu; open denunciation of APC and its governorship candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma and open canvassing of votes for AA and its governorship, National and State Assemblies’ candidates. He said:
“A 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.
“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 maintained that the party leadership in the state is committed to ensuring the victory of APC in all the elections in Imo State, even as he appealed for support and understanding from the national body towards achieving this.