The All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state to ‘be sensible’ and ‘stop digging his ditch’ even further.
APC spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi, in a statement on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, cautioned Okorocha against attacking the APC since the party’s congress in Imo state.
The APC further accused Okorocha of Imo of forging court ruling to prevent the party’s state congress and election of chairmen.
The ruling party has also announced plans to investigate and punish those culpable of the crime.
The statement reads:
“In recent weeks, the Imo State Governor, H.E. Rochas Okorocha, has made libellous attacks on our Party and its leaders a daily occurrence. Hardly a day passes by without Governor Okorocha verbally assaulting our National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other Party leaders over the recently concluded Congresses in Imo State.
“In an advertorial published in the Daily Trust Newspaper of June 11, 2018 and titled in part: “Let The Truth Speak For Itself”which was signed by a known associate of Governor Okorocha, one Hon. Ireagwu Obioma, who styles himself as ‘Acting Secretary, Imo APC’, a number of false claims were made against the Party.
“The import of the allegations was that the Party was aware of a court order preventing it from conducting the Imo State Congress following receipt of a copy of the so-called court injunction which directed it to maintain status quo.
“But nothing can be further from the truth. Even the published documents in the advertorial do not support this position and in fact gave a lie to the governor’s version of events, that the Party was duly served and prevented from going ahead with the Congress in Imo state.