The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has today suspended governors Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun and Rochas Okorocha of Imo states. The NWC of the party has further recommended the expulsion of both of them from the party for brazen anti-party activities.
This is due to both governors supporting different candidates for the governorship election in their states.
Rochas Okorocha, who won a Senate seat as APC candidate, is backing his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu campaigning for Imo governor as candidate of Action Alliance and Ibikunle Amosun, who also won a Senate seat as APC senator last week, is also supporting a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulkadir Akinlade, as governor as a member of the Allied Peoples Movement contrary to the APC governoship candidate in Imo, Senator Hope Uzodinma and Prince Dapo Abiodun in Ogun.
Amosun was roundly criticised in February when he disrupted the APC presidential rally in Abeokuta with APM supporters. The incident almost went awry as the APM mob nearly stoned President Muhammadu Buhari.