End Of The Road: APC Finally Moves To Suspend Amosu,Okorocha
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has finalised plans to suspend Governor Ibikunle Amosun and his the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha from the party over anti-party activities.
High level sources revealed that pressure was also mounting on the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, to withdraw the Imo governor’s wife, Nkechi Okorocha, from the APC’s 99-man Advisory Council for the Women and Youth Presidential Campaign Team.
Mrs Okrocha is the South-East coordinator for the Women and Youth Presidential Campaign council.
Okorocha is backing his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as his successor, while Amosun backed a member of the House of Representatives, Adekunle Akinlade, as his successor.
However, their failure to secure the ticket of the APC forced them to other party platforms.
Nwosu was crowned the governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA), a party conceived by Okorocha 10 years ago to pursue his presidential ambition.
The last straw for the APC was the governor’s open support for Nwosu, during Aisha Buhari’s visit to Owerri, the Imo State capital, last weekend.
Akinlade has since emerged as candidate of Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in Ogun State.
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The move to suspend Okorocha is being spearheaded by Imo State chapter of the party and a reasonable proportion of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) is now disposed towards it.
A high-level party source said: “Rochas campaigned against the APC candidate during the women rally last Saturday.
"He is supporting AA and we know that the AA national chairman is also backing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku.
"So, APC sees this as a deceit. “The same thing will happen in Ogun State as the APC leadership will not tolerate such acts at all.
"The APC sees their action as an insult to Mr President who is the leader of the party.
"The AA national chairman cannot be supporting Atiku, while they are supporting AA. They cannot fool the party".
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