Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has been suspended by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The ruling party made this known in a letter dated July 12, 2021, and signed by the National Chairman of the APC caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni, and its Secretary, John Akpanudoedehe.
According to the statement, Okorocha was suspended as a result of his involvement in “anti-party activities” and ‘flagrant public abuse’ of the person and office of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The statement noted that Okorcoha was also suspended in line with the decision of the state chapter of the party.
The party noted that Okorocha was found to be involved in “continuous discrete meetings with the opposition party both at state and national level, adding that the lawmaker had other “sundry outstanding disciplinary issues with the party at the State level”.
It added that the Senator has been working in opposition to the APC-led government in Imo State, and flagrant public abuse on the person and office of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria (an APC-led government)”.
The letter reads: “This is to communicate to you, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Party ratification of your suspension by the Imo State Chapter of our great party for anti-party activities.
“The suspension follows after the recommendation by the Imo State Disciplinary Committee set up to investigate allegations of gross anti-party activities against you which is in line with Article 21 (B) I-VI of our party’s constitution.
“The party is committed towards the sustenance of democratic virtues/integrity and as such, finds these anti-party activities weighty enough to ratify your suspension from the All Progressives Congress (APC) Party,” it added.
“Subsequently, the National Working Committee (NWC) shall communicate any further change on your membership status of the party.”
Naija News reports that Okorocha, representing Imo West Senatorial District has been in a running battle with Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State leading to altercations between government officials and supporters of the lawmaker.