To ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari wins the February 16 presidential election in Imo State, Governor Rochas Anayo Okorocha has promised to release N500000 to each of the state’s 3,523 polling units. He disclosed this during a meeting with president generals of organisations, youths and woman leaders, councilors and leaders of autonomous communities in Owerri.
Okorocha who is supporting his son in-law and governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), Uche Nwosu, also promised to give N500000 to each polling units to facilitate his (Nwosu’s) victory at the polls. He also stressed that he would ensure victory of other AA candidates vying for respective elective positions, saying the party was in alliance with other political parties to deliver Buhari.
Also, following alleged anti-party activities leveled against Okorocha, the Disciplinary Committee of Prince Marcellinus Nlemigbo-led Imo APC Caretaker Committee headed by Matthew Omegara, has recommended Okorocha’s expulsion from the party.
Disclosing this in Owerri, Omegara argued that after the committee reviewed the matter against Okorocha’s failure to honour its invitation, the committee had no other option than to recommend his expulsion.According to him, Okorocha’s activities against Imo APC were not only undemocratic and unheard of, but were capable of pulling down the party if not urgently checked.
“I wouldn’t know if the State Working Committee (SWC) or the National Working Committee (NWC) of our party has expelled Okorocha, but I know he didn’t honour the committee’s invitation.
“Everything he has done, especially his action during the First Lady’s visit last Saturday, compounded the whole thing. It is unheard of in a democratic setting. “My committee, therefore, has no alternative than to recommend that he should be expelled from the party so that it can have peace. We all know he is doing everything to bring the party down, as he promised,” he said.