The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has been removed as the
state coordinator of the All Progressive Congress’ campaign council.
The National Working Committee of the APC removed Okorocha and directed Hope Uzodinma, the party’s Governorship Candidate to takeover the leadership of the campaign council.
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 National Working Committee of the party would meet to consider the Imo APC recommendation that Okorocha should be suspended.
According to Punch a member of the Imo State chapter of the APC said that Okorocha had already been removed by the NWC as the campaign coordinator of the party.
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.
The member said, “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.”
He however said the case of the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, had not been considered by the party.
When contacted for verification on Sunday, Issa-Onilu said the removal of Okorocha was instant since his suspension came from his ward.
He said the implication of Okorocha’s suspension was that he could no longer function as the state coordinator.