Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says Adams Oshiohmole, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), does not have powers to suspend anyone without following due process.
Reacting to his suspension from the ruling party by the national working committee (NWC) of the party led by Oshiomhole, Okorocha said the chairman lacked the power to suspend him.
He said as a founder of the APC, he could say authoritatively that Oshiohmole was involved in anti-party activities.
He spoke on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television.
“I just heard from media reports that I have been suspended from the party (APC). I think Adams is seeking for relevance and attention,” he said.
“He doesn’t have such powers to remove somebody without following due process. I think Adams is the biggest player of anti-party in APC. The man has simply destroyed the party to a great extent.
“So, I have sacked him from the party. If he thinks he can just stand up and say he has suspended me from the party I founded, without following the due process, in the same manner, I have sacked him from the party.”
He accused Oshiomhole of imposing Hope Uzodinma, APC Guber candidate in Imo on the party.
“The candidate that Oshiohmole imposed on the party in Imo State lost his votes for the Presidential election and all the members of the coalition in Imo State worked for PDP,” he said.