A faction of the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expelled its governorship candidate, Hope Uzodinma, from the party.
The chairman, Daniel Nwafor made the announcement at a press conferece in Owerri on Thursday.
He accused Uzodinma of running a parallel executive, as well as working with a senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), instead of fellow party member, Governor Rochas Okorocha, who is also contesting for a senatorial seat on the APC platform.
Nwafor’s announcement was sequel to the decision of Uzodinma’s ward, Omuma Ward of Oru East LGA to expel the governorship candidate for anti-party activities in Orlu Senatorial zone.
A statement signed by the Imo APC Chairman and the Secretary, Obioma Ireagwu, read: “This is to inform you that the All Progressives Congress, Omuma Ward of Oru East Local Government Area in Imo State, has expelled Senator Hope Uzodinma from the party due to certain inordinate and anti-party activities perpetrated by him and his cohorts.
“The Imo State Working Committee of our great party has examined the processes and procedures of the sanction on Senator Hope Uzodinma by his Ward as affirmed by the Local Government organ of the party in Oru East.
“Conclusively, the State Working Committee satisfied with the procedures and decision of Omuma Ward, hereby affirms the expulsion order as well.”