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APGA suspends Okorocha for anti-party activities

By The Citizen
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The All Progressive Grand Alliance has suspended Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State over alleged involvement in anti-party activities.

Rising from an emergency National Executive Council held on Saturday in Abuja, the party also dissolved its Imo State chapter and resolved to appoint a 21-man committee to oversee its affairs until a congress was done.

The National Vice-Chairman of APGA (South-West), Tayo Sowunmi, who read out the communiqué of the NEC meeting, also said the party leaders discussed preparations for the Anambra gubernatorial election and approved guidelines for the exercise.

He said, 'The NEC unanimously resolved to suspend, with immediate effect, the Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, from the party for gross anti-party activities, bordering on his involvement with the All Progressives Congress contrary to the clear provisions of the APGA constitution.

'The NEC also unanimously resolved to dissolve the Imo state executive committee of APGA with immediate effect. A 21-man caretaker committee shall be appointed to run the affairs of the party in Imo pending the conduct of state congress.'

The party also approved the party's electoral guidelines for the Anambra State governorship primary election for 2013 and afterwards adjoined its next sitting till August 31.