…as head quarters go up in flames
It was jubilation in the political camp of Governor Rochas Okorocha following the announcement by the All Progressives Party national secretariat that the scheduled local Government (LG) congress will no longer hold on Saturday,may 12,2018 in Imo State.
The camp of the governor has been having a running battle with a cross section of leaders in APC in the state leading the ward congress held on May 5, and where it alleged that Okorocha lost out in the exercise.
Though,the governor has denounced same saying that there was no ward congress in the state and has been making frantic moves by visiting President Muhammudu Buhari,Vice President Yemi Osibajo,The National Working Committee and security agencies to have the congress result cancelled.
The announcement by the national secretariat of the ruling party on the evening of Friday may have assurged the feelings of Okorocha’s camp as there have continued to sent out messages of cancellation of the LG congress most of the day.
The cancellation as confirmed by national Chairmman,John Oyegun may have pushed the two camps of Governor Okorocha and the APC Restoration group having the state deputy governor,Eze Madumere,Senator Ifeanyi Ararume,Osita Izunaso,Ben Uwajumogu,Hope Uzodinma into the trenches as they strategized.
Meanwhile, the APC State secretariat in Owerri,Imo State was on Friday set ablaze by unknown persons during a heavy down pour,though no casualty was confirmed.
The fire is said to have affected the interior portions of the party office with the documents and some office equipments and personal effects of some staff touched.
The State Chairman of the Party,Mr Hillary Eke while confirming it to journalist said that the fire was deliberately lit by some disgruntled element having attacked the secretariat last week in the course of the ward congress in the state.
Ekeh said:“I have already petitioned the inspector General of Police over the attack on the secretariat the other Saturday. My duty is to report to the police and the police have the duty to investigate,”