APC Suspends Okorocha, Amosun, Recommends Expulsion

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended governors of Ogun and Imo states, Ibikunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha, from the party.

The party’s NWC has also recommended their expulsion from APC to the national executive committee (NEC).

The decisions were taken at the NWC meeting on Friday afternoon in Abuja where allegations of “anti-party activities” were levelled the governors.

Amosun and Okorocha were both elected senators on the platform of APC on Saturday but they are backing different candidates for the March 2 governorship election.

It would be recalled that both governors have thrown their weights behind guber aspirations of candidates other than APC.

Amsoun and Okorocha were peeved by the decision of the national leadership to enthrone persons opposed by them as the APC governorship candidates in their two states.

Both men have sworn to support their favoured candidates in alternative platforms but at the same time also support President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid on the basis of what they claimed as the performance of the president.

Okorocha, who won a Senate seat as APC candidate, is backing his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu campaigning for Imo governor as candidate of Action Alliance (AA).

Amosun, who also won a Senate seat as APC senator last week, is also supporting a member of the House of Representatives, Adekunle Akinlade, as governor as a member of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).

In Imo, APC has Senator Hope Uzodinma as its governorship candidate and Prince Dapo Abiodun is the candidate in Ogun.

Amosun was roundly criticised in February when he flooded an APC presidential rally in Abeokuta with APM supporters.

The incident almost went awry as the APM mob nearly stoned President Muhammadu Buhari.

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