The crisis in the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress is far from ending as the party’s bigwigs in the state on Wednesday accused Governor Rochas Akorocha of spreading falsehood.
National spokesman for the APC Bolaji Abdullahi accused the Imo governor of forgery, warning that it shall not tolerate Okorocha’s constant assault on the party.
“In recent weeks, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has made libellous attacks on our Party and its leaders a daily occurrence. Hardly a day passes by without Governor Okorocha verbally assaulting our National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other Party leaders over the recently concluded Congresses in Imo State,” he saidi.
“In an advertorial published in the newspaper of June 11, 2018 and titled in part: “Let The Truth Speak For Itself”which was signed by a known associate of Governor Okorocha, one Hon. Ireagwu Obioma, who styles himself as ‘Acting Secretary, Imo APC’, a number of false claims were made against the party.
“The import of the allegations was that the Party was aware of a court order preventing it from conducting the Imo State Congress following receipt of a copy of the so-called court injunction which directed it to maintain status quo.
“But nothing can be further from the truth. Even the published documents in the advertorial do not support this position and in fact gave a lie to the governor’s version of events, that the party was duly served and prevented from going ahead with the Congress in Imo State.”