The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has warned the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha against making wild and unsubstantiated allegations regarding the party’s conduct of congresses in the state and its handling of the disputes.
Okorocha had accused the APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun of trying to destroy the party because his tenure was almost over.
The governor also vowed to institute legal action against Oyegun for allegedly disobeying court orders.
Reacting to Okorocha’s claim, APC warned the governor to desist from making such allegation.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Bolaji Abdullahi, APC said, “In reacting to recent allegations by the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun ‘disobeyed’ court orders regarding Congresses in Imo State and inauguration of the state’s Party executives, the APC wishes to state that these allegations are spurious as the Party did not at any time receive any court injunctions regarding the Congresses in Imo”.
APC therefore, “urged the Imo State governor to desist from making these kinds of allegations that have no basis in facts.
“In conducting the Congresses across the country, in considering the outcomes of each one of them and in swearing in the respective State Chairmen, the National Working Committee NWC had strictly followed the guiding rules and the Constitution of the Party.
“There is always room for redress where justified, hence, we encourage the Imo State Governor to explore internal dispute resolution mechanisms spelt out by our Constitution to address his perceived grievances.
“While we urge compromise among Party stakeholders, the Party has already mandated the Deputy National Chairman (North), Sen. Lawali Shuaibu to head our reconciliation efforts following issues that arose from recently conducted ward, local government and state Congresses.”