Elections 2019 Updates

March 5, 2019

Breaking: Presidential Commtt orders APC to lift suspension on Okorocha within 48hrs

Okorocha, Imo

Rochas Okorocha

By Anthony Ogbonna

Following the suspension given to the Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha by the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Working Committee last week, the Presidential Support Committee, PSC, South East Zone, has given the APC committee 48 hours ultimatum to lift the suspension.



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According to the Presidential Committee, the suspension on Governor Okorocha came to it as a rude shock.

At a press briefing in Owerri on Tuesday, the presidential committee condemned the suspension of Okorocha, saying the act was done by a cabal.

It also wondered why the party would suspend what it described as one the ‘major financier of the party.”

The presidential committee said the suspension was a ploy to disorganise Ndigbo ahead of the 2023 presidential election believed to be the turn of the zone to produce a president.

The Presidential committee were led by the Director of Inter-Party Affairs, South East; Robert Ngwu, National Legal Adviser; Ejikeme Ugwu and Director, Political Matters; Comrade Maxwel Okoye.

Recall that the APC NWC had suspended Governor Okorocha over alleged anti-party activities.

But the Presidential Committee threatened legal actions on the APC if the suspension is not lifted.

According to the presidential committee: “Okorocha’s suspension came to us as a rude shock. There is no way a cabal can suspend a major financier of the party. We give the NWC and the national chairman 48 hours to reverse the suspension without delay else, we will resort to legal and mass action against the leadership of APC.

“The suspension is aimed at disorganising Igbo ahead of 2023. Oshiomhole cannot wake up and suspend a major financier of the party. We plead with Buhari not to allow some few individuals to rubbish his friends because we know that Okorocha is a good friend of the president.”