National Working Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday suspended governors Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun and Rochas Okorocha of Imo states. NWC of the party further recommended expulsion of the duo from the party for brazen anti-party activities.
Both governors are supporting different candidates for the governorship election in their states. Mr Okorocha, who won a Senate seat as APC candidate, is backing his son-in-law, Mr Uche Nwosu campaigning for Imo governor as candidate of Action Alliance. Mr Amosun, who also won a Senate seat as APC senator last week, is also supporting a member of House of Representatives, Mr Abdulkadir Akinlade, as governor as a member of Allied Peoples Movement.
In Imo, APC has Mr Hope Uzodinma as its governorship candidate. Mr Dapo Abiodun is candidate in Ogun. Amosun was roundly criticised in February when he flooded an APC presidential rally in Abeokuta with APM supporters. The incident almost went awry as APM mob nearly stoned President Muhammadu Buhari.