Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that Okere Uzochukwu, a man who claimed to be a member of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Imo State challenging the tenure extension of the National Working Committee, NWC o is not a member of the party.
According to reports in the media, Mr.Okere Uzochukwu who claimed to be an aspirant to the State Chairmanship of the party said he is opposed to the issue of tenure extension. He had joined INEC in suit number FHC/A6J/CS/219/2018.
According to a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sam Onwuemedo, Mr Uzochukwu is not a registered member of APC in Imo State.
Part of the statement reads “We have done our checks and could not locate such name in our official membership registers.
“It is now left for Mr. Okere Uzochukwu to mention his ward, his registration number and show his membership card. His case would also help the Party to expose some untrustworthy politicians who crawled into Imo APC and have been playing their usual hide and seek game.
“The truth is that no genuine member of the Party could wake up one morning and take the party and its National leadership to Court without clearance from the leader of the Party in the State or clearance from the State EXCO of the Party.
“Mr. Okere Uzochukwu is an impostor and does not have the support of APC members in the State in his action, especially when he is not a member of the Party, and since Imo APC is not against the tenure extension for John Oyegun-led NWC.
“The APC governors, of which the Imo governor is their Chairman had pressed that the extension of tenure be made across the board in which the State, Local Government and Ward Officers of the Party would benefit from the exercise and that was done. There is therefore no reason to warrant any Court action since the extension was done in good faith.
“Again there has never been any election fixed for the Party executives at any level. So, Mr. Okere Uzochukwu’s claim that he was an aspirant to the Chairmanship position in Imo was an aberration.
“The leader of the Party in Imo, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and the Party, its executives and Stakeholders in the State dissociate themselves from the Court action.
“Meanwhile careful investigation has begun, to find out the black legs known for hide and seek Politics who are behind Mr. Okere Uzochukwu