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Imo Assembly storms APC National Secretariat over party crisis



Imo Assembly storms APC National Secretariat over party crisis

The Imo State House of Assembly legislators on Tuesday stormed the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress over crisis rocking ward and local government congresses in the state. The legislators said they came to buttress the position of the Governor Rochas Okorocha’s position that no congress was conducted in the state.


Okorocha, who had on May 5 gone to Daura Katsina State to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the conduct of the ward congress, had on Sunday briefed the press, stating that there were no congresses in Imo State.


The governor had alleged that the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the National Organizing Secretary, Sen. Osita Izunaso had skewed the congresses in Imo State against him. However, other APC stakeholders in Imo State had insisted that congresses were held in all the wards and local government areas of the state.


But yesterday, the Imo State APC legislators told the media at the national headquarters of APC in Abuja that congresses were not held in the state. The leader of the group and Speaker State House of Assembly, Hon. Acho Ihim said “we are here to reconfirm the fact that there was no election held in in Imo state.


There was no congress in Imo state and we are here to reaffirm, to send and demand that an announcement be made for a new date for the ward congresses, local congresses before we can now talk about the state congresses.


“As for the discussions we had with the National chairman, that was an inhouse thing but we have affirmed our stand with our governor, we are still standing with our governor.


He is the face of APC in the South East. Of course the young man has done so well that without him, there would have been no APC in the South East in the first place. Imo state in particular is the fulcrum of APC and it cannot be toyed with. “As such, we demand that the constituted statement and announcement be made about the congresses that did not hold. The new date should be announced and the whole things should be ratified and there will be peace in the state

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