Gov Rochas Okorocha has been suspended by a faction of the Imo All Progressives Congress (APC) over alleged anti-party activities.
Caretaker committee chairman of the Imo APC faction, Mr Marcellinus Nlemigbo, said the state governor had vowed to undermine the party and its electoral interest.
The Matthew Omegara-led disciplinary committee set up to look into allegations of anti-party activities against Okorocha by one Ikechukwu Unegbu had recommended the governor’s suspension.
According to the leadership of the party, the suspension of the governor is based on Article 21 (B) i–vi of the APC constitution as amended.
The governor was accused of sponsoring another political party, Action Alliance (AA), and its governorship candidate in the state, Uche Nwosu.
He was also accused of openly denouncing the APC and Hope Uzodinma, its governorship candidate.
“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,” Nlemigbo said while speaking to journalists in Owerri on Thursday.
“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.