Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha has come under fire from the National Working Committee of the APC who have warned him to stop his smear campaign and verbal abuse of the party and its chairman, John Oyegun.
The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi advised that instead Okorocha should look at ways with which to support the party and help it in its goals for the development of Imo state.
In a statement, Abdullahi said; “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.”
Abdullahi’s statement also referred to an advertorial which he said was highly offensive to the APC and contained a number of untruths.
Abdullahi stated that the advertorial “was signed by a known associate of Governor Okorocha, one Ireagwu Obioma, who styles himself as ‘Acting Secretary, Imo APC.”
The statement added: “The import of the allegations was that the party was aware of a court order preventing it from conducting the Imo State congress following the 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 expose a lie in the governor’s version of events, that the party was duly served and prevented from going ahead with the congress in Imo state.”