By Ajogwu Jerry

The crisis in the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday took a new twist after leading chieftains of the party called on the national leadership of the party to expel Governor Rochas Okorocha from the party.

According to information gathered by TheNigerian, the demand was made by Senators Ifeany Ararume, Hope Uzodinma, Osita Izunaso and other party leaders.

In a petition addressed to the national leadership of the party, the stakeholders maintained that for the party to be repositioned to win the Southeast in 2019, it must expel Governor Okorocha.

In a strong-worded letter to the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the stakeholders said:

“As our party chairman, kindly bring to the notice of our dear President that should the governor in his megalomania procure further violence in his child like tantrums, a state of emergency in Imo State would be a natural consequence.

“There’s no other state that the president visited five times to appeal to its people and yet we wobbled. Our party must rid itself of this incorrigible worm, he is indeed a cankerworm.

“This attempt to drag the state into further violence in the face of a non-existent state assembly only points to the complete breakdown of an already non-existent governance for which the state of emergency envisaged in the Section 305 of our Constitution is to be declared”.

The letter was signed on behalf of Imo APC stakeholders by Senators Ben Uwajimogu, Hope Uzodinma, Ifeanyi Araraume, Osita Izunaso, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Hon. Mike Ohia and Hon. Austin Chukwukere.