Plans review of membership in South East
THE All Progressives Congress (APC), has started the process of reviewing the membership of the party in the South East geo political zone, according to the chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum and Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha.
In a statement signed by Okorocha’s Chief media scribe, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, and made available to The Guardian on Monday, Okorocha regretted that some members of the party in the zone, comprising Imo, Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu states, were found to be involved in activities considered to be anti- APC.
He accused the Publicity Secretary of the party in the zone, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, of granting an interview to a national daily (not The Guardian), painting the governor in bad light. He said such acts would not be tolerated any longer in the party, particularly in the zone.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) South-East will now look into the activities of some of the leaders of the party in their respective states during the last elections with the aim of fishing out those who sabotaged the party and acted as mole for the last administration, and who are also scheming now for appointments and feel that they can achieve that through blackmail.”
Okorocha noted with dismay that he was accused of not campaigning for President Muhammadu Buhari, genuinely during the last elections, faulting the claim as untrue. The governor maintained that Buhari was in Imo at his invitation and campaigned, adding that he also ensured that two members of the APC won in the House of Representatives, despite avalanche of intimidations and harassment by the then government of the day, now in opposition.
Okorocha maintained that he has insisted that in Enugu State, only those who were loyal to the APC should be the ones to be considered for appointments.
“The APC in the South-East should celebrate Governor Okorocha for giving them two National Assembly members, one governor and 22 House of Assembly members out of 27, and above all, for the unprecedented pressure he mounted on the PDP people that made them not to return the kind of election figures they gave to Goodluck Jonathan in 2011.