The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as fake, a letter announcing the suspension of a former Imo State Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha from the party.
The letter dated July 12, 2021 and allegedly endorsed by the National Chairman and secretary of the APC caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni and John Akpanudoedehe respectively, claimed that Okorocha was suspended over “anti-party activities”.
The letter which was the letter addressed to Okorocha read, “This is to communicate to you, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Party ratification of your suspension by the Imo State Chapter of our great party for anti-party activities.
“The suspension follows after the recommendation by the Imo State Disciplinary Committee set up to investigate allegations of gross anti-party activities against you which is in line with Article 21 (B) I-VI of our party’s constitution.”
However, in his response to the development, Akpanudoedehe, referred to the letter as fake and said it did not come from the APC.
He said, “It has come to the attention of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that a fake letter of a purported suspension of Senator Rochas Okorocha from the party is circulating in the public space.
“Fifth columnists and forgers have obviously taken advantage of the unfortunate and recent leaks of our official correspondences with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to copy and paste forged signatures of the CECPC Chaiman and Secretary on equally fake letters.
“The APC does not currently have a “National Working Committee” as stated in the fake letter, but a Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) which has been saddled with the mandate to reposition, unite and strengthen our great party.”
Further nothing that the letter was a figment of the imagination of fifth columnists”, he urged party members to ignore it.