APC Postpones LG Congress In Imo

Rochas-Okorocha speaking

Governor Rochas Okorocha

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed Saturday’s local government areas congress in Imo State.

The development is the aftermath of a meeting between Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha; the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun; and other members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).

It is understood that it is to allow the ruling party’s appeal committee on the ward congress conducted in the state to submit its report to the leadership of the APC.

Mr Odigie-Oyegun who confirmed the postponement, saying a new date for the congress will be announced soon.

Recall that on Friday evening, the state secretariat of the APC was set ablaze by some hoodlums. It is still unclear who they were working for or if it was a fallout of the ward congress, in which governor Rochas Okorocha was roundly beaten and humiliated.

Mr Okorocha has been fighting with a cross section of APC leaders in Imo Sate over the outcome of the ward congress.

The governor said no congress was held in the state, while his opponents led by the deputy governor, Eze Madumere, insisted that elections were held.

The trouble in Imo APC was primarily caused by Okorocha’s ambition to install his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu as his successor.

Mr. Nwosu is currently his chief of staff.

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