An All Progressives Congress, APC, group in Imo State under the aegis of the Imo APC Restoration Coalition, has reported Governor Rochas Okorocha to President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun.
It called on Buhari and Oyegun to call Okorocha to order.
The coalition warned that with the way Okorocha was handling his succession plan, the APC may be heading for a shameful and colossal failure in the state in the 2019 elections.
It alleged that the endorsement of the son-in-law of the governor was being obtained through blackmail and coercion.
In a communique issued yesterday at the end of its meeting held at the country home of Dr. T.O.E Ekechi, former presidential campaign director on Planning and Strategy, in Imerienwe, and read by Dr. Ekechi on behalf of the coalition, the stakeholders said, “Having seen and witnessed contemptible, despicable and condemnable happenings in our great party in the state in recent times, we are convinced that unless urgent steps are taken to call certain people to order, the APC is headed for a shameful, abysmal and colossal failure in the 2019 elections.
“This will tragically cut across and, regrettably, affect the presidential, governorship, National Assembly and Houses of Assembly chances.
The coalition members expressed concern that “these endorsements are taking place in the hallowed orbit of the Imo State Government House under the watch of the governor.
“We are embarrassed because this theatre of the absurdity, as we have confirmed, has the full backing of Imo State Government as the person being endorsed, one Chief Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law, is also his serving Chief of Staff. As a matter of fact, this is an anomaly and points to a dangerous and destructive party politics of APC in Imo State.
“We, therefore, call our members to caution, as endorsements do not frankly reflect the true picture of Imo APC. We call on Governor Okorocha to act as a true unifier, a leader to ensure a level playing field for all APC aspirants in all positions.
“To that effect, we reject in its entirety, the endorsements of Nwosu as being currently carried out in our party. This is so, because, these leprous endorsements have the capacity and capability of truncating and dismantling the very cord that binds us together as family.”