By Mike Obong,
A group, the Presidential Support Committee (PSC), Southeast Zone, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it cannot allow the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to rubbish the suspended Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha and given the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) led by Oshiomhole a 48-hour ultimatum to rescind the governor’s suspension.
Speaking at a news conference jointly addressed by the Director of Inter-Party Affairs Robert Ngwu, National Legal Adviser Ejikeme Ugwu and Director of Political Matters, Comrade Maxwel Okoye, in Owerri, the committee said the decision to suspend a key stakeholder like Okorocha did not speak well of the NWC and Oshiomhole. It threatened to embark on legal and mass action if the NWC did not repeal the suspension.
The group also explained that “the suspension is an orchestrated agenda to deny the Igbo presidency in 2023, knowing that Okorocha is one of the major contenders”.
“Okorocha’s suspension came to us as a shock. There is no way a cabal can suspend a major financier of the party. We give the NWC and the National Chairman 48 hours to reverse the suspension or we will resort to legal and mass action against APC leadership,” the group said.
“The suspension is aimed at disorganising Igbo ahead of 2023. Oshiomhole cannot wake up and suspend a major financier of the party. We plead with Buhari not to allow some few individuals rubbish his friends because we know that Okorocha is a good friend of the President.”
The committee also advocated for the zoning of the Senate Presidency to the Southeast in view of the support given to President Muhammadu Buhari by the zone.