Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha’s attempt to stop the local government congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed, as the party went ahead with the exercise on Monday.

The congress that was scheduled to hold in the state last Saturday was postponed as a result of the crisis that attended it.

Executives of the party were returned unopposed in Ikeduru, Isiala Mbano and Oguta councils.

In Oguta, Casmir Ohamara was  re-elected as the local government chairman of the party.

Also elected were Emmanuel Ifuma  and Mrs. Stellamaris Ifejirika as secretary and women leader of the council, respectively.

Similarly, Julius Asagwara and his entire executive members  were returned unopposed at the party’s council headquarters in Isiala Mbano council.

The party members  also elected three national delegates, namely, Chikwem Onuoha, Ukachukwu Nwokoro and Lady MC Ihekhire.

Speaking after his re-election, Asagwara thanked members of the party for the confidence reposed in him and his team. He, also, thanked Senator Ifeanyi Ararume for his support to the party, both at the state and local government.

Chiji Collins, who represents Isiala Mbano state constituency, also thanked Araraume for his support to the party in the local government area and the state. 

Senator Araraume thanked party members for their orderly conduct and assured them of his continuous support to the party. He described  the local government congress as democracy in action and the deepening  of internal democratic norms in the party.

The state party chairman, Dr. Hilary Eke, described the congress as ‘the smoothest congress that has ever happened in the state.’

He said “The party is supreme. Any party congress — be it ward or LG and organised by the constituted authorities — is final.

“We shall not repeat any other congress in the state.

“The other faction wrote petition because they felt defeated. It is common with any person defeated to write petition, but the party has the final say and not the aggrieved faction.”

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