The crisis in the Imo State
chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday took a new dimension
after leading chieftains of the party called on the national leadership of the
party to expel Governor Rochas Okorocha from the party.

The demand was made by Senators
Ifeany Ararume, Hope Uzodinma, Osita Izunaso and other party leaders.
The stakeholders in a petition to
the national leadership of the party asserted that for the party to be
repositioned to win the Southeast in 2019, it must get rid of Governor
Okorocha.
In a strong-worded letter to the
national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the stakeholders
said, “As our party chairman, kindly bring to the notice of our dear President
that should the governor in his megalomania procure further violence in his
child like tantrums, a state of emergency in Imo State would be a natural
consequence.
There’s no other state that the
president visited five times to appeal to its people and yet we wobbled. Our
party must rid itself of this incorrigible worm, he is indeed a cankerworm.

“This attempt to drag the state
into further violence in the face of a non-existent state assembly only points
to the complete breakdown of an already non-existent governance for which the
state of emergency envisaged in the Section 305 of our Constitution is to be
declared”.

Those who signed the letter on
behalf of Imo APC stakeholders include Senators Ben Uwajimogu, Hope Uzodinma,
Ifeanyi Araraume, Osita Izunaso, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Hon. Mike Ohia and
Hon. Austin Chukwukere.
The APC chairman in Oguta Local
Government, who is the leader of all the APC local government chairmen in the
state, Hon. Cassidy Ohamara equally aligned his group with the contents of the
letter.
They thanked the National Working
Committee of the party “for standing firm to the rules and guidelines of our
party and upholding our duly conducted and video recorded congresses across our
State, inspite of the unruly and unlawful conduct/misconduct of our state
governor, who happens to be one of our party members”.
“You may thus be alarmed that
with the near bankruptcy of our state, reeling in this wanton misgovernance, is
yet the subject of the threat contained in the governor’s letter to you stating
that he is aware of the burning of the Secretariat of our party. Whilst
threatening further mayhem. He also has forwarded to you his videos of those he
caught with result sheets (which the party did not report missing). The
governor having arrested those people (who are contractors of Government House,
Owerri), and having called the police and the media himself, proceeded to conduct
the investigation himself”.
The letter was copied the
President Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chairman and Deputy Chairman (South) of
the Party, National Assembly, all State Governors, the National Security
Adviser, the Inspector General of Police, DG, Department of State Services as well
as members of the National Working Committee NWC of the party for necessary
action.

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