The National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has lifted the suspension of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, ex-governors Rochas Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun of Imo and Ogun States respectively.
The ruling party also lifted the suspension of Osita Okechukwu, the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria.
According to a statement by the party through its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Isa-Onilu, the APC review the lifted the suspension in line with the party’s policy.
Okorocha and Amosun were suspended because they worked against the governorship candidates of the APC in their respective states in the 2019 general elections.
Senator Okorocha who won the senatorial election in his district under the APC preferred his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, who was his Chief of Staff during his administration as Governor of Imo State. But the party however chose Senator Hope Uzodinma who eventually lost to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Emeka Ihedioha.
Senator Amosu also worked against the candidate of the APC following the failure of his preferred candidate to secure the party’s ticket.
Read the statement below in parts;
“Through the suspension, our party has shown the capacity and willingness to implement its own rules and enforce discipline when there is an infraction.
“We have also shown that no individual is above discipline and that the leadership of the party will always apply equity and justice in the day-to-day running of the party.
“We hope the concerned party members will seize this opportunity to fully reconcile themselves with their ward, local government area, and state party structures.
”They will key into the party activities, and continue to make their own contributions to the growth and stability of the party.”
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