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APC suspends Imo commissioner

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Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

The All Progressives Congress in the Egbu ward, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State, has suspended the Commissioner for Agriculture, Petroleum and Environment, Udo Agoha.

The decision was contained in a resolution signed by Chairman, Osuji Oguoma; vice chairman, Nathaniel Uzodinma;   secretary, James Oparaegwu; and other executive members, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent on Wednesday.

The party accused the commissioner and one Ukachi Eboh, of taking part in “illegal and disruptive activities.”

The resolution also accused the embattled commissioner of calling meetings of the ward without obtaining the permission of the leadership of the party, saying the meetings were targeted at destabilising APC in the ward.

The resolution was addressed to Governor Rochas Okorocha.

Speaking to our correspondent on Wednesday, the commissioner described his suspension from the party as “null, void and of no legal effect.”

According to him, one of the signatories in the resolution, one Comfort Chiji, is dead, asking how the dead could sign a document.

Aguoha said he incurred the wrath of the chairman and the secretary because of his insistence that the 45 bags of rice given to the ward by the governor should be shared equitably to the electorate.

He said the chairman and secretary had requested to take one bag of rice each, but he insisted that according to the directive of the governor, the bags of rice should be shared to every member of the party in the ward.

He denied working for senator Ifeanyi Araraume who is a strong contender for the 2019 governorship election in the state, saying, “he (Araraume) has not discussed his ambition with me.

“He has not called me on the phone. I am only in good term with his son who is my fellow commissioner.”

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