Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has been expelled from the All Progressive Congress (APC). for sponsoring candidates of other parties against the party.
This penalty was handed down by a faction of the APC in Imo State led by its factional chairman, Daniel Nwafor.
Nwafor told reporters on Thursday at the party’s secretariat in Owerri, the state capital, that Senator Uzodinma was expelled on the basis of anti-party activities.
He accused Uzodimma of working with a senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Sen Osita Izunaso, instead of Rochas Okorocha, the former Governor of Imo State, who is also contesting for a senatorial seat on the APC platform.
Speaking on the expulsion, Nwafor said: “Senator Hope Uzodinma has been sponsoring the All Progressives Grand Alliance Senatorial candidate, Senator Osita Izunaso, instead of the APC Senatorial candidate in Imo West, Governor Rochas Okorocha.
He has also been running parallel exco in his Omuma ward and issuing party cards without recourse to party excos.” Western Delta University Current Recruitment for Graduates
A statement signed by the Imo APC Chairman and the Secretary, Obioma Ireagwu, read: “This is to inform you that the All Progressives Congress, Omuma Ward of Oru East Local Government Area in Imo State, has expelled Senator Hope Uzodinma from the party due to certain inordinate and anti-party activities perpetrated by him and his cohorts.
“The Imo State Working Committee of our great party has examined the processes and procedures of the sanction on Senator Hope Uzodinma by his Ward as affirmed by the Local Government organ of the party in Oru East.
“Conclusively, the State Working Committee satisfied with the procedures and decision of Omuma Ward, hereby affirms the expulsion order as well.”