The Presidential Support Committee (PSC), Southeast Zone, has said the suspension of Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha by the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is an attempt to destabilize the Igbo against 2023.
The committee, at a news conference jointly addressed by the Director of Inter-Party Affairs Robert Ngwu, National Legal Adviser Ejikeme Ugwu and Director of Political Matters, Comrade Maxwel Okoye, in Owerri, noted that suspending a key stakeholder like Okorocha “did not speak well of the NWC and Oshiomhole”.
The group queried the rationale behind the suspension of a major financier of the party in the zone who is also seen as a major contender for Igbo 2023 presidency.
PSC then gave the NWC a 48-hour ultimatum to rescind the suspension of Governor Okorocha.
The group consequently threatened to embark on legal and mass action if the NWC did not repeal the suspension.
The committee also advocated for zoning of the Senate Presidency to the Southeast in compensation of the support given to President Muhammadu Buhari by the zone.
They said: “Okorocha’s suspension came to us as a shock. There is no way a cabal can suspend a major financier of the party. We give the NWC and the National Chairman 48 hours to reverse the suspension or we will resort to legal and mass action against APC leadership.
“The suspension is aimed at disorganising Igbo ahead of 2023. Oshiomhole cannot wake up and suspend a major financier of the party. We plead with Buhari not to allow some few individuals rubbish his friends because we know that Okorocha is a good friend of the President.”