The hierarchy of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo State, under the leadership of Marcellinus Nlemigbo, has announced the suspension of Daniel Nwafor as state chairman of the party. Nwafor’s leadership is said to be backed up by former governor of the state, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
According to a press release made available to newsmen in Owerri, Monday, the decision was arrived at following the refusal of Chief Nwafor to appear before the disciplinary committee of the party set up to address various charges against him pertaining to gross indiscipline and insubordination.
The statement, issued by Nlemigbo, explained that Nwafor had been recommended for expulsion from the party to the appropriate authorities of the APC. It read that, “Following the disciplinary committee set up by the state caretaker committee of the party and your refusal to honour repeated invitations to appear before the committee to answer to allegations on gross indiscipline and insubordination, you have violated Article 21 A (ii) (ii) (iii) (iv) (vi) (vii) (x) of the constitution of the All Progressives Congress.
“Consequently, Nwafor is hereby suspended from the party forthwith and recommended for expulsion from the party and by the appropriate authorities under the constitution.”
Our correspondent reports that the development was not unconnected with the leadership tussle in the state APC between Gov Hope Uzodinma and Senator Okorocha over who controls the leadership of the party in the state.