APC
Governor Rochas Okorocha

The Speaker, Imo House of Assembly, Acho Ihim, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not hold its congress in the state.

Speaking on Wednesday after a closed-door meeting with the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, Ihim called on the APC leadership to reschedule ward and local government congress in the state.

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He said: “The shenanigans that we saw last Saturday can never be taken for congresses and we are taking this very seriously.

“We are here to reconfirm the fact that there was no ward congress in Imo and to demand that an announcement be made for a new date for the ward and local government congresses.

“As such, we demand that a constituted statement and announcement be made about the congresses that did not hold, the new date should be announced.”

The speaker, who led 23 other legislators from the state, said it was critical to revisit the congresses before talks on state congress could commence.

He, however, said that the state governor had done so well, adding that there would not have been APC in the South-East without him.

Uche Nwosu

Speaking on Uche Nwosu, Okorocha’s son in-law as his successor, Ihim said as an individual, he had a right to choose who succeeded him in office.

Ihim added that Okorocha’s choice was not out of place, saying that Nwosu as indigene of Imo and citizen of Nigeria was qualified to be governor of the state.

He added that Nwosu was of age and academically fit to occupy the position.

“The governor as a person has his preferences, I have mine too and we all do, and as such, whoever you want to endorse, you can endorse,” the speaker said.