Imo APC Dying Under Okorocha

Imo APC Dying Under Okorocha

The All Progressives Congress Stakeholders Forum in Imo State has pleaded with the party’s National Working Committee to intervene in the crisis currently rocking its ranks.
Oke Ikoro, the Chairman of the forum, made the plea on Wednesday in Abuja when a delegation of the forum visited the NWC.
According to Ikoro, the APC in Imo State has been appropriated by Governor Rochas Okorocha who “has completely privatised the party” through his activities.
Ikoro said there was so much anger, acrimony and bitterness among party members.
He said: “This is why we have come here to lend our grievances to the NWC.
“We came to express our disappointment on the leadership of Governor Rochas Okorocha, his activities and the APC under him.
“We didn’t want to say this with word of mouth but we have put it in writing so that you can have a critical look at it after we had gone.”
Ikoro said the stakeholders had to bring the matter to the NWC after trying without success to address it at the state level.
He alleged that some of the governor’s actions in the state were not friendly and were forcing members out of the party rather than bringing membership to the fold.
Ikoro said the actions included the demolition of markets and indiscriminate revocation of land titles without due process.
He also criticised Okorocha’s plan to install his son-in-law as the next governor of Imo State.
Ikoro said: “All we are saying is that due process should be followed and that the state funds should not be wasted.”
According to him, people are exiting from the party because of the highhandedness of the  governor.
“We are calling on the party leadership to call the governor to order and to separate the party from him,” he said.
Ikoro expressed optimism that as the highest organ of the party empowered to bring peace and unity, the matter would be addressed by the NWC.

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