The Action Alliance, AA,Imo state chapter has announced the suspension of its Governorship candidate, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu.
Nwosu, who is son In-law to former governor of Imo State; Senator Rochas Okorocha was suspended over alleged insubordination, anti-party activities and mismanagement of party funds.
The National Chairman of the party, Chief Kenneth Udeze, made this known while addressing newsmen on the issue of his suspension, he also threatened to dissolve all of its structures in Imo – from Ward to State.
Chief Udeze accused Nwosu of ‘serially undermining the principle of party supremacy.
“This is a crisis we have tried to manage in-house for a while now. We have tried to make Uche Nwosu sees reasons to keep faith with the CUPP pact. But he has refused. As a party, we are bound by morality and good conscience to honour our words. This is why the NWC has decided to suspend him and has recommended his expulsion to the NEC.”
“It is absurd that Uche Nwosu has chosen to recruit a handful of our members in Imo State to disobey directives of the party. It should be stated in clear terms that any further acts that entail subversion of the will of the party shall have all the structures of the party from Ward to State -in Imo dissolved,”
Meanwhile the party has withdrawn the case against Ihedioha from the court.
The Imo State chapter of the Action Alliance, AA, has withdrawn its governorship election petition against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
This assertion was contained in a statement signed Chief Barr. Kenneth Udeze, National Chairman of the party.
It will be recalled that the party (AA) and its governorship candidate, Uche Nwosu, had approached the Governorship Election Tribunal in the state to seek redress after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Ihedioha and PDP winner of the election.
In a press realsed from the NWC through the chairman, “This press release is in conformity with AA constitution 2005 as Amended. In view of a letter from the National Secretariat of the Party addressed to the Speaker of IMHA duly endorsed by the National Chairman and National Secretary of the Action Alliance.
“May we use this opportunity to reaffirm Action Alliance commitment to the CUPP arrangement in forming Government of National Unity (GNU) at the center and Government of state Unity (GSU)) among the federating unit.
“The Party has resolved to discontinue from the Governorship Election tribunal going on in some state in Nigeria including IMO state, prior to events that led to the defection of the deputy governorship candidate of our great Party, RT Hon. Acho Ihim to PDP.
“Recent events and political permutation has clearly put the party in taking the position not to go through the process of issuing the necessary notices to INEC for Election/selection of deputy Governorship candidate to conduct another party primaries.”