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APC suspends Rochas Okorocha for anti-party activities

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The national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress has suspended Senator Rochas Okorocha for anti-party activities and insulting President Muhammadu Buhari. 

The suspension was communicated to the former Imo Governor in a letter dated July 12, 2021. It was signed by Mai Mala Buni and John Akpanudoedehe, national chairman and secretary of the APC caretaker committee, respectively. 

“This is to communicate to you, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Party’s ratification of your suspension by the Imo State Chapter of our great party for anti-party activities,” the letter read. 

The ruling party accused Okorocha of “continuous discrete meetings with the opposition party both at the state and national level, 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). 

“This 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 the party’s constitution,” the APC said. 

Meanwhile, the Imo State Government has sealed Rochas Foundation College, Orji, in Owerri, the state capital. 

NewsWireNGR gathered that state government officials arrived at the college on Tuesday and sealed it. 

The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Imo State on Print Media, Modestus Nwamkpa, who confirmed the development, said that the governor, Hope Uzodinma, was committed to recovering properties of the state allegedly “looted by Okorocha and his family members”. 

Nwamkpa said that the governor was implementing the recommendations of various White Papers by committees set up by the state government. 

“Governor Hope Uzodinma is committed to recovering all the properties of the state stolen. This is not a personal war it is just the implementation of the recommendations of the whitepapers of the various committees set up the government.” he added.

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