The All Progressive Congress, (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has dismissed the expulsion of its governorship candidate in Imo state, Senator Hope Udodinmma as null and void.
The dissolved state executive of the party led by Mr Dan Nwafor had announced the expulsion of Senator Uzodinma but the national secretariat of the party in a statement last night signed by its national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Isa-Onilu said a caretaker committee led by Chief Marcelinus Nlemigbo was the only leadership accorded recognition to run the affairs of the party in Imo State.
The statement read in part: ” The attention of the National Working Committee (NWC) of our great party APC, has been drawn to the purported expulsion of our governorship candidate in Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, through a statement signed by the former chairman of the party in Imo State, Mr Dan Nwafor.
We want to state categorically that the former Imo State Working Committee of the APC led by Mr Nwafor was dissolved after majority of members of our party in Imo State lost confidence in their ability to lead the party to victory in the forthcoming general elections, especially due to their involvement in several anti party activities.
Consequently, the NWC had since set up a Caretaker Committee in Imo State led by Chief Marcelinus Nlemigbo to pilot the affairs of the party in Imo State.
Therefore, Mr. Nlemigbo remains the only recognised Imo State Chairman and any decision which do not emanate from this recognized Caretaker Committee as regards the affairs of the APC in Imo State is null and void.
We call on our teeming supporters in Imo State to remain steadfast and disregard such reports as it does not have the blessings of the NWC.
The NWC is paying keen attention to events as they unfold in Imo State and the party would always take appropriate measures to protect the interests of the party.
“Let it be stated clearly that APC would not tolerate indiscipline from any member of the party under any guise.”