The All Progressives Congress (APC) has debunked the trending news claiming former Imo Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has been suspended for alleged “anti-party activities.”
The party said the suspension letter in circulation was forged.
A suspension letter dated July 12, 2021, was addressed to Rochas by the Imo State chapter of the party but APC Caretaker Secretary, Senator Akpan Udoedehe, said the letter was fake.
Akpan Udoedehe said:
The letter is fake. It is not from us (APC). My signature was forged. The signature on that letter is copy and paste.
The fake letter which bore the signature of Akpan Udoedehe and chairman, Mai Mala Buni, claimed Okorocha was suspended due to alleged anti-party activities.
He was accused of holding meetings with the opposition party both at federal and state levels.
Okorocha was also accused of working against the Imo State APC.
The letter, tagged as fake, reads:
The suspension follows after(sic) the recommendation by the Imo State Disciplinary Committee set up to investigate allegations of gross anti-party activities against you which is in line with Article 21 (B) I-VI of our party’s constitution.
A part of the letter also accused Okorocha of flagrant public abuse on the person and office of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria (an APC-led government).
This development is coming amidst reports that the former Imo State governor is making plans to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Okorocha has also been in the news for reportedly joining the race for the 2023 presidential election and he has received the endorsement of Nigerians in some quarters.