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Finally, APC suspends Amosun, Okorocha


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The national working committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has suspended governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state and his counterpart in Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, over anti-party activities.

The NWC also recommended the expulsion of the governors from the party to the national executive committee, NEC, of APC, after a meeting on Friday in Abuja.

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Messrs Amosun and Okorocha have openly backed gubernatorial candidates different from APC’s candidate in their respective states. The preferred candidates of both governors lost the APC primaries in their states.

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Mr Amosun, who contested a senatorial seat in the just-concluded National Assembly election on the platform of the APC, is actively backing Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement, APM, for the March 2 governorship election in Ogun State against Dapo Abiodun of the APC.

On the other hand, Governor Okorocha of Imo State and also a senator-elect on the platform of the APC is supporting his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance, AA.

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Mr Nwosu lost Imo APC gubernatorial primaries to Senator Hope Uzodinma.

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