The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has cautioned the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, against further verbal attacks on party leaders.
The party advised the governor to work with the party leadership in his state instead of making libellous attacks on the APC and its leadership.
The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, issued the warning in a statement he signed in Abuja, on Wednesday.
According to him, Okorocha has made it a habit of making libellous attacks on the party and its leaders on a daily basis.
Abdullahi said, “Hardly a day passes by without Governor Okorocha verbally assaulting our National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, and other party leaders over the recently concluded congresses in Imo State.”
He cited an example of an advertorial published in a national daily titled: “Let the Truth Speak for itself.”
Abdullahi said the advertorial “was signed by a known associate of Governor Okorocha, one Ireagwu Obioma, who styles himself as ‘Acting Secretary, Imo APC.”
The party spokesperson noted that a number of false claims were made against the party in the said publication.
The statement partly read:
“The import of the allegations was that the party was aware of a court order preventing it from conducting the Imo State congress following the receipt of a copy of the so-called court injunction, which directed it to maintain status quo.
“But nothing can be further from the truth. Even the published documents in the advertorial do not support this position and in fact expose a lie in the governor’s version of events, that the party was duly served and prevented from going ahead with the congress in Imo state.”