The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally wielded the big stick by suspending governors Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun and Rochas Okorocha of Imo state.
Both governors are supporting governorship and assembly candidates against the APC.
In Ogun, Amosun is backing AbdulKadir Akinlade as governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement(APM) against the APC candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun. In Imo, Okorocha is supporting his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu as candidate of the Action Alliance, against Senator Hope Uzodinma, the APC candidate.
According to statement by the spokesman of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, also suspended were Osita Okechukwu, the director-general of the Voice of Nigeria and Pastor Usani Usani, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs.
All the sanctioned party members were indicted for anti-party activities in the run-up to the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections
The NWC has also taken a decision to recommend the expulsion of the suspended individuals to the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.
The National Working Committee also decided to query Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, where the party lost two senatorial seats and the presidential election to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in the 23 February election.
“The NWC would also issue a query to the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu over his glaring anti-party activities, which greatly affected the fortunes of our candidates in the recently-conducted Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state”.