The All Progressives Congress (APC) through its National Working Committee (NWC) has removed the outgoing governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, as the coordinator of the party’s campaign in the state.
The decision followed the recommendation of the disciplinary committee set up by the Imo APC over allegations of anti-party activities levelled against the governor and others.
The committee chaired by Mathew Omegara had earlier summoned the governor and six others to appear before it.
The National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, had said the NWC of the party would meet to consider the Imo APC 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 had said.
Recall that Okorocha had vowed to work for his son-in-law, who is the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, Uche Nwosu, against the APC candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma.
Issa-Onilu said, “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.”