By Ezeocha Nzeh
A delegation of Imo State House of Assembly members have called on the National leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to accept the results of the last ward and Local Government congresses of the party in the state.
The delegation, who were led b y the Speaker, Imo House of Assembly, Hon. Acho Ihim called on the APC national leadership to fix new dates for the congresses, insisting that they were not properly conducted in the state.
The Speaker, who spoke with the media after the 23 man delegation’s meeting with APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, said there was no election in the state as earlier reported, stressing that the law makers were on the same page with the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha on the issue.
´´The shenanigans that we saw last Saturday can never be taken for congresses and we are taking this very seriously.
´´We are here to reconfirm the fact that there was no ward congress in Imo and to demand that an announcement be made for a new date for the ward and Local Government Congresses.
´´As such, we demand that a constituted statement and announcement be made about the congresses that did not hold, the new date should be announced,´´ he maintained.
He, however, said that the state Governor had done so well, adding that there would not have been APC in the South-East without him.
Ihim, who stressed that Imo in particular was the fulcrum of APC and should therefore, not be toyed with, added that the desire of the legislators was to ensure adherence to due process and the rule of law in the state and that things were done rightly.
The Speaker, who backed the Governor’s choice of his son in-law Uche Nwosu, as his successor, said as an individual he had a right to choose who succeeded him in office, adding that Okorocha´s choice was not out of place, as Nwosu was qualified to be Imo’s next governor as an indigene of the state and a citizen of Nigeria.