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NWC of APC has removed Rochas Okorocha as the party’s coordinator

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  • The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has removed Rochas Okorocha,

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has removed Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State, as the party’s coordinator of its presidential campaign council in the state. The APC NWC confirmed the development on Sunday in Abuja, premising its decision on Okorocha’s anti-party activities.

Okorocha had vowed to work in the interest of the governorship ambition of his in-law, Uche Nwosu, who is the candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), against Hope Uzodinma of the APC. According to Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Governor Okorocha could not be part of the party’s strategic meetings since he had publicly worked against the party’s interest. Issa-Onilu said: “The APC had directed governors to take over the campaign of the party in the state. “Where it has no governor, it directed governorship candidate to take over. Since Okorocha has displayed anti-party traits, you can’t expect him to be part of our strategic meetings again.”

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