APC postpones Imo state LG congress indefinitely

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"There is only one centre in Akure South, and there are 27 elected delegates from the ward including five delegates from local government to elect government executives", Mr Adetimehin said. "My duty is to report to the police and the police have the duty to investigate", he said.

The force public relations officer, Jimoh Moshood disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

Items recovered from the suspects include; 68 APC Ward Congress result sheets; six APC LG Congress result sheets; six LG APC Ward Officers and delegates list for the aborted May 5, APC Ward congress elections; and 130 APC delegates nomination forms. Investigation is in progress and effort is being intensified to arrest Dr. Iyke Njoku and other suspects still at large. All the suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.

Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has revealed that the state leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC is back in his control.

He later met other political heavyweights from the state led the deputy governor, Eze Madumere, which included Ifeanyi Ararume, Osita Izunaso, Benjamin Umajumogu, Theodore Ekechi, among others.

Less than 24 hours to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Local Government congress in Imo State a fire outbreak has occurred in the party's secretariat.

It was confusion in Ondo State on Saturday as parallel congresses held across the state with each emerging executive claiming to be authentic.

Hilary Eke, the APC Imo Chairman, announced the postponement of the congress to Monday, May 14, following advice by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

Security operatives and firefighters at the APC secretariat located along Okigwe road in Owerri, Imo State capital. Then Okorocha in company of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, who he had endorsed as his would-be APC governorship candidate in the 2019 election came almost an hour later, after the meeting with Madumere camp had commenced.

In a statement by his spokesman, Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor said the fire may not be unconnected the frustrations of some of the party men over the disputed ward congress in the state.

The APC state publicity secretary, Nwabueze Oguchienti, said that the protesting youths should stop stampeding the party.