I have sacked Oshiomhole as APC chairman – Okorocha spits

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Adams Oshiomhole and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has declared that he has sacked the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for “anti-party activities”.

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Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

The National Working Committee of the APC, on Friday had suspended Okorocha, along with Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State; the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru; and the Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu.

But Okorocha, during an interview on Sunday Politics on Channels Television, said Oshiomhole did not have the power to remove a party member.

I just heard media reports that I’ve been suspended from the party. I think Adams is seeking relevance and looking for attention. He doesn’t have such powers to remove somebody without following the due process. If he is joking, which I think he is, I also have decided to sack him myself.

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“So, I have sacked him from the party. If he thinks he can just stand up and say he has suspended me from the party I founded, without following the due process, in the same manner, I have sacked him from the party.

“I learnt that the reasons he adduced for my being suspended from the party is for anti-party reasons. I think Adams is the biggest player of anti-party activities in the APC. The man has simply destroyed the party to a great extent,” he said.