Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has been removed from the position of Imo Campaign Coordinator by the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State.
The decision was taken few days after the chairman of the committee, Mathew Omegara, summoned Okorocha and six others to appear before it.
The news was also confirmed by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, who stated that the decision was based on the recommendation of the disciplinary committee set up by the Imo APC over allegations of anti-party activities.
“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.”
“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.”
“The party should be appreciated that it is possible to query a governor and recommend him for suspension,” he added.