Imo APC demands resignation of Oshiomhole, says Okorocha’s suspension void

Rochas Okorocha

The Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has condemned the suspension of Governor Rochas Okorocha by the National Working Committee, NWC.

The party’s chairman in the state, Daniel Nwafor, addressing a press conference in Owerri on Saturday, said the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole disregarded the rule of law in the suspension of governor Rochas Okorocha.

According to Nwafor, the party’s state chapter would not honour the ‘purported suspension’ of Okorocha from the APC, adding that the former governor of Edo State had outlived his usefulness in the party.

Nwafor further noted that the party’s record in the state showed that the governorship candidate, Hope Uzodinma was not a registered member of the APC in his ward in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state.

He stressed that it had no governorship candidate in the March 9, 2019 gubernatorial election.

He said, “I was with the APC chairman from Ogboko ward where the governor hails from. There was no letter from the NWC to him to query the governor for any offence.

“The truth is that Oshiomhole is a man who has no respect for rule of law. He has penchant for disobeying valid court judgments and orders.

“We demand his immediate resignation from the APC. Adams Oshiomhole has outlived his usefulness in the APC.

“ As a party we will not honour that purported suspension. It is null and void and of no effect. Governor Rochas Okorocha remains the leader of the APC in Imo State.”