The factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State, Chief Dan Nwafor, has described the suspension of the state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, from the party a move that cannot be legal.
According to him, he (Nwafor) had already suspended the chairman of the State Caretaker Committee, Prince Marcellinius Nlemigbo, even before he (Nlemigbo) announced Okorocha’s suspension on Thursday night.
He reckoned that Nlemigbo do not hold the required authority to suspend the governor.
“I was duly authorised and inaugurated by the National Working Committee of the party headed by the party’s National Chairman, Adam’s Oshiomhole.
“The photographs and video clips to that effect are in the public domain. What authority does Nlemigbo have to suspend our amiable governor? As far as Imo APC is concerned, that suspension is null and void,” Nwafor said.
Nwafor also said that Okorocha was still the APC candidate for the Imo West Senatorial District election.