Okorocha Sacks Oshiomhole As APC Chairman
The governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, says he has sacked the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for anti-party activities.
Naija News reports that Okorocha made this comment on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television.
Reacting to his suspension from the APC by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party led by Oshiomhole, Okorocha said the chairman lacked the power to suspend him.
The Imo state governor said as a founder of the APC, he could say authoritatively that Oshiohmole was involved in anti-party activities.
His words: “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.”
Okorocha accused Oshiomhole of imposing Hope Uzodinma, APC governorship 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.