At Last: Coalition drowns Okorocha’s 2019 guber hope …Oshimhole to communicate Imo stakeholders, Thursday

The lingering controversy surrounding the last congresses of the All Progressives Congress APC in Imo State has again grabbed the headlines following reports that the new national leadership of the party led by Comrade Adams Oshimhole has finally, accorded recognition to the Chief Hillary Eke State Working Committee, SWC.
The Eke led executive and the LGA and Ward executives of the party were elected during the recent state congresses but their emergence has been dogged by controversy as Gov Rochas Okorocha and his Agburu Camp have insisted that congresses did not hold in the state.
The governor in furtherance of this stand had allegedly doled out huge sums of money to various relevant bodies and committees that coordinated the organization of the party’s national convention held at Eagle Square, Abuja, to scuttle the participation and voting of delegates of the state drawn from the opposition camp at the convention.
He was quoted after that national convention melee as saying that new dates will soon be rolled out for the conduct of the congresses at the Ward, LGA and State to elect new party officers.
But, suddenly like a bolt from the blues the new leadership of the party seem to have dashed this hope with the recent inclusion of the name of Chief Hillary Eke in the list of State party chairmen pasted a few days ago at the party’s national secretariat.
Nigeria Newspoint learnt that the party leadership perhaps, in a bid to clear the air on the authentic chairmen of the party in the thirty four states in which congresses held
published a list of the thirty four
Chairmen who were elected during the exercise with the exception of Ekiti and Osun states which didn’t participate in the congresses.
Although, the list was not personally signed by the national chairman, Comrade Oshimhole, inside sources in the national secretariat of APC, disclosed that the list could not have been made public without his knowledge and approval.
This latest twist to the ongoing saga it was also learnt has thrown the Gov Okorocha camp into confusion again,barely one week after they celebrated the judgement of the Federal High Court in Owerri which, nullified the congresses and ordered for fresh exercise.
Nigeria Newspoint was also reliably informed that Comrade Oshiomhole would be holding a meeting with stakeholders of the party from Imo state,tomorrow(Thursday), to communicate new developments and perhaps try to mend fences between the two warring groups in the state.
A chieftain of the party who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the Thursday meeting but could not confirm whether the national chairman would use the platform to formally announce the position of the party as being speculated in some quarters.

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