2019: APC to Sanction Amosun, Okorocha Over Anti-Party Activities

The dissolution was confirmed to reporters by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in Abuja, yesterday.

The dissolved executives, who are staunch loyalists of governors Ibikunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha of Ogun and Imo, respectively, were accused of anti-party activities; ahead of the 2019 general election.

According to Issa-Onilu, the decision to dissolve the executives was reached at the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting presided over by the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday.

“It is within our powers to ensure that we protect the interest of the party and also, to activate relevant sections of our constitution which prohibit members from carrying out activities that are inimical to the interest of the party,” he said.

“The two governors and the state executives have publicly expressed the fact that they will support (their) candidates in other parties, in their respective states.

“So those executives, right from the state to the ward level are not people we can trust to work honestly, for the success of our party in the next election.” He said the party viewed such action as anti-party activities. Therefore, it will not be in its interest to allow their structure to be used to undermine their chances in those states.

“It is within our powers to ensure that we protect the interest of the party and also, to activate relevant sections of our constitution which prohibit members from carrying out activities that are inimical to the interest of the party,” he said.

In their place, the NWC said it would inaugurate caretaker committees that would take charge of party affairs in the two states, ahead of the general election.

Asked what would be done to the governors involved in the anti-party activities, Issa-Onilu replied:

“You would be hearing from us regarding that, shortly.”