The national working committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has suspended the Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun and his Imo State counterpart, Rochas Okorocha, over anti-party activities.
After a meeting on Friday in Abuja, the NWC also recommended the expulsion of the governors from the party to the national executive committee, NEC, of APC for brazen anti-party activities.
The decisions were taken at the NWC meeting on Friday afternoon in Abuja where allegations of “anti-party activities” were levelled the governors.
Amosun and Okorocha have openly backed gubernatorial candidates different from APC’s candidate in their respective states. The preferred candidates of both governors lost the APC primaries in their states.
Governor Amosun, who contested a senatorial seat in the just-concluded National Assembly election on the platform of the APC, is actively backing Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement, APM, for the March 2 governorship election in Ogun State against Dapo Abiodun of the APC.
On the other hand, Governor Okorocha of Imo State and also a senator-elect on the platform of the APC is supporting his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance, AA. Nwosu lost Imo APC gubernatorial primaries to Senator Hope Uzodinma.
Amosun was roundly criticised in February when he flooded an APC presidential rally in Abeokuta with APM supporters. The incident almost went awry as the APM mob nearly stoned President Muhammadu Buhari, even as the party’s chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and other APC leaders weren’t spared.