NewsExpress advert Yudala banner
Crisis hits Imo APC over Okorocha’s endorsement of son in-law as successor •Stakeholders insist on party primaries, competent aspirants

By News Express on 14/02/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 677

•Governor Okorocha
•Governor Okorocha

The recent endorsement of Chief Uche Nwosu, Chief of Staff to the Imo State Governor, by his father-in-law, Governor Rochas Okorocha, is presently brewing crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Barely 48 hours after the endorsement, various youth groups on Tuesday distanced themselves from the act.

Some of the groups – Imo Youth Council, the Agenda Vanguard (AV), Imo Youth Enlightenment Organisation (IYEO), Rochas Youth Alliance (RYA), APC Youth Vanguard (APCYV), Youth Equity Group (YEG), APC Youth League (APCYL) and Imo Youths Agenda (IYA) – on Tuesday angrily stormed out of a meeting organised by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Youth Affairs, Kenneth Emelu, at the Imo Youth Centre to lobby for their support for the governor’s anointed successor.

Addressing a press conference shortly thereafter at the Imo Concord Hotel, the State Commander, AV, Comrade Ibeawuchi Nwannaeri, who spoke on behalf of the groups, said that APC would only support a candidate who emerges through a credible party primary, irrespective of the zone .

Although Nwannaeri described Nwosu as a good candidate for the position he maintained that the party’s interest should be paramount.

“We don’t want to make mistakes; youths of Imo do not support endorsement of an individual. Nwosu is a youth and a good man, but the interest of the party should be paramount. No matter what, be it Madumere, Nwosu, Ololo or Ejiogu, what we are saying is that they should emerge through the party primary,” Nwannaeri said.

Similarly, a stakeholder of the party and a former Commissioner for Information, Chief Vitalis Ajumbe, while reacting to the endorsement by Governor Okorocha said that there is nothing wrong for the governor to endorse any candidate, but noted that he has no right to determine who becomes his successor in 2019.

He added that the right to choose who becomes the next governor of the state should be determined by the electorate. “Governor Okorocha has the right to support any candidate, but has no right to determine who becomes the governor; it is left for the electorates to decide.

“If he thinks endorsing his son in-law would make him the governor, he is deceiving himself. It only shows that Okorocha wants to come back for a third term through the back door,” Ajumbe said.

 

Source News Express

Posted 14/02/2018 12:46:51 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Chelsea rediscover winning formula, spoil Spurs’ Wembley opener...

Ohakim to Imo people: Emulate the virtues of...

Investment bankers circle MTN as woes hammer its...

Sunny and hazy conditions expected over Abuja, Minna,...

I’M STILL IN CHARGE, says embattled Kaduna APC...

Grade Level 16 civil servant who committed suicide...

Open University immortalises Obasanjo

PDP sweeps Enugu LG polls

Ebola in Congo: Nigeria on red alert

Abia Communities shielding drug barons, says NDLEA Commander...

Explosion rocks PDP secretariat in Cross River •How...

Borno uncovers 10,000 ghost workers

 

Latest News Lagos Pastor who survived Badoo attack slumps and dies during church service Boko Haram suspect nabbed in Edo Resign if you can’t pay workers, TUC tells governors Enugu EXCO awards N1.04bn road contracts Troops kill 5 Boko Haram fighters, capture commander Lagos police gives 2 wks to pump action riffles owners to verify, re-validate licence India offers free breast implant, surgeries Nigeria building Africa’s biggest Free To Air TV platform, says Minister Air Peace breaks record with delivery of new B777 aircraft Shortage of workers threatens Trump’s economic agenda CDHR condemns abduction of Dapchi school girls, calls for intensive rescue efforts Emefiele dedicates Silverbird Award to CBN staff •He is a humble, silent achiever — Akpabio

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (326,883 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (318,863 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (255,514 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (209,591 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (195,120 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (188,229 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (163,937 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (147,216 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (140,696 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (129,984 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (128,644 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (123,495 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (34) Business (2,908) Business Verdict (34) Columnists (806) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (203) Entertainment (447) Features (549) Global Business Monitor (226) International (1,806) Interviews (143) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (105) News (33,102) Opinion (885) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,522) Religion (684) Sports (1,440) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement