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APC sacked Okorocha for sponsoring, financing son-in-law, Uche Nwosu in AA

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Clearer details have emerged on the recent suspension of Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha as a member of ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) party.
Though the Imo State APC’s, 9-man Disciplinary Committee, had recommended that Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, should be expelled from APC for engaging in anti-party activities, their decision was overruled by suspension order.
The letter from the disciplinary committee signed by the committee chairman, Matthew Omeghara and Secretary, Mr Kevin Ugwu, averred that Gov Okorocha could not appear before the committee and did not put in writing any reasons for his absence, stressing that “The committee has patiently and painstakingly listened to the overwhelming evidence of Prince Ikechukwu Unegbu, and examined all electronic and media materials tendered and admitted in evidence against His Excellency, Anayo Rochas Okorocha’s anti party activities.
The report added that “That there were overwhelming evidence that are unchallengeable of anti party activities by His Excellency, Rochas Okorocha. “That His Excellency was openly and brazenly, sponsoring, financing, campaigning for his son-in-law Uche Nwosu, who is the gubernatorial candidate of Action Alliance, AA”.
The 9-Man Committee relied on some of the sections of their party’s constitution that said that the actions of Okorocha contravened article 21 (A) i-vi of APC constitution (October 2014 as amended) punishable under article 21 D (i) (g).
“This is therefore the recommendation of the APC, Disciplinary Committee; that His Excellency, Anayo Rochas Okorocha, be expelled.”
Key reason for arriving at the sack decision according to the APC, Disciplinary Committee was that “The prosecutor called up his petition against His Excellency, Anayo Rochas Okorocha. The complainant is present while the respondent, His Excellency, Anayo Rochas Okorocha is absent. There is no letter on or on behalf of his Excellency explaining his absence”.

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