By Chidi Nkwopara OWERRI
There is observable crack in the
Governor Rochas Okorocha-led All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo
State, following the refusal by most of the APC candidates to join his
son in-law, Uche Nwosu to defect to Action Alliance, AA.
I’ll win Imo West senatorial district – Okorocha Vanguard investigation
yesterday, showed that majority of the stakeholders strongly backing
the candidature of Senator Hope Uzodinma, have appealed to the National
Working Committee, NWC, of the party to dissolve the Imo State party
executive, following the defection of some of them to the Action
Nwosu, whose backbone is his father in-law, Governor
Rochas Okorocha, had also urged APC candidates and lawmakers to follow
him to his new party, so as to achieve his governorship ambition. The
stakeholders argued that already, the State Publicity Secretary of the
party, Mr. Onwuasoanya Jones has joined Nwosu to the AA while other
members of the State Executive are expected to follow suit.
However, strong feelers from Mr. Nwosu’s camp, showed that all attempt
to lure most of the APC candidates to the new party, hit the brick wall
as most of them did not see AA as a platform that could win election in
the state. Meanwhile, some diehard APC loyalists, within the Rescue
Mission administration of Okorocha have appealed to the NWC of the
party, to dissolve the state party executive, following the resolve of
Governor Okorocha and his followers to work for Mr. Nwosu.
Dissolve state Exco now
chieftain A leader of the party in the state, Mr Livinus Osuagwu, who
spoke to Vanguard, asserted that “it will be foolhardy for the NWC of
the APC to allow the Imo Executive to remain at this stage”. According
to him: “We, the entire stakeholders of the APC In Imo State, genuinely
working for the victory of the party in the forthcoming general
elections are appealing that the state executive be dissolved since the
leader of the party in the state, Governor Okorocha has vowed to play
anti-party roles in the forthcoming election.
“The chairman of the APC in Imo State, was a Personal Assistant to Uche Nwosu before he became chairman. It is very obvious he will not work for Uzodinma. The state publicity secretary has already joined AA while others will join soonest”, Osuagwu said. “As a result, for the survival of the APC In Imo State, it is better to dissolve the state executive so we can concentrate properly on our elections to avoid saboteurs,” Osuagwu pleaded.