Imo ACN Members Set To Dump APC

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Members of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN) in Imo State are now set to dump the All Progressives Congress(APC).

This followed the sidelining of the Legacy members of the party by Governor Rochas Okorocha of the state who joined the party from the All Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA).

The Legacy members of the party include the merging political parties such as the ACN, ANPP and CPC.

In a meeting of the old faces of the ACN  held at the home of the member representing Njaba State constituency, Hon. Chino Kevin Obioha, in Amucha, it was gathered that plans were on top gear for the ACN members led by the former governor of the state, Chief Achike Udenwa, to leave the party for a new party where they would be made to feel at home.

Speaking at the meeting, the coordinating chairman of the ACN in the state, Ichie Ray Marshal Ezihe told the members of his old party not to rush out of the APC pending the determination of the suit against Governor Okorocha, regarding his status in the party.

He told them that they would have to move in a group to any new group in order to protect their interest, adding that their movement must be determined by Chief Udenwa, Hon. Obioha, Capt. Lambert Iheanacho(rtd) and other leaders.

Chief Ezihe lamented that the legacy members of the APC were made irrelevant in the party, resulting to Governor Okorocha’s men taking over every available position in both at the state and local government levels.

Apart from this, findings showed that another major reason for the planned exodus was the recent let down meted to the former governor and his camp in the reconstitution of the state expande executive council.

It was gathered that prior to that exercise, Chief Udenwa with Chief Mike Ahamba and Owelle Okorocha had negotiated on the way forward for the new party, APC. The negotiation, it was learnt, was to give all sides a sense of belonging by ceding  certain positions to them.

But, the governor was said to have shunned the agreement and appointed his loyalists in his cabinet without any known loyalists of the former governor.

As it stands now, the ACN members have become the beautiful bride of other parties in the state.

It was learnt, on good authority, that negotiations were on top gear between Chief Udenwa and President Goodluck Jonathan over the possible return of the former to the PDP


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