*FROM DON UMEH, ABUJA*
Cancellation of the ward and local government congresses of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Imo State and among other issues dominated discussions between members of the Imo State House of Assembly and the national chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie Oyegun in Abuja.
This was revealed by the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Acho Ihim at a press conference in Abuja.
He said there was no election in the state, stating that lawmakers were on the same page with Governor Rochas Okorocha.
“The shenanigans that we saw last Saturday can never be taken for congresses and we are taking this very seriously.
“We are here to reconfirm the fact that there was no ward congress in Imo and to demand that an announcement be made for a new date for the ward and local government congresses.
“As such, we demand that a constituted statement and announcement be made about the congresses that did not hold, the new date should be announced,” he said.
The speaker, who led 23 other legislators from the state, said it was critical to revisit the congresses before talks on state congress could commence.
The Speaker pointed out that without Okorocha, there would not have been APC in the South East geo political zone. He said the legislators wish is to ensure that adherence to due process and the rule of law in the State.