In respect to the suspension of the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha and the Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun from the All Progressives Congress, the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay on Wednesday stated that he is not in support of the disciplinary action if they show remorse for their actions.
Naija News had reported that the National Working Committee of the party suspended the Governors and recommended an expulsion from APC for involving in anti-party activities.
The crisis started when the Governors were unable to present a governorship candidate of their choice under the party.
The Governor of Imo State, Okorocha had supported his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu while Amosun supported Adekunle Akinlade.
Shortly after the party’s primary, Nwosu and Akinlade defected to other parties where they emerged as the governorship candidates.
Sagay, however, stated that Governor Amosun should be expelled if his candidate, Akinlade, drags the winner of the election in state, Dapo Abiodun, to the tribunal.
“I don’t think they should be expelled from the party. I think the suspension is enough, provided they express regrets for all they have done and promise not to behave like that again.”
“However, in the case of Ogun State, Governor Amosun must ensure that the man whom he sponsored, Adekunle Akinlade, must not challenge the outcome of the election won by Dapo Abiodun, the APC candidate.”
“If he goes ahead and challenges the result by going to the tribunal, then Amosun should be expelled. That, to me, is going too far,” Sagay told Daily Independent.