Certificate of Return: APC abandons Okorocha, says he is not a member
The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally spoken on the fate of the embattled Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha who was denied Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Recall that Rochas Okorocha, has been placed on indefinite suspension by the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee for involving in anti-party activities.
Okorocha who claimed he won the senatorial election to represent Imo West senatorial district in the National Assembly but has been involved in the battle of wits to secure his Certificate of Return.
Recall that the Returning Officer for the Imo West senatorial election, Professor Innocent Ibeawuchi, had alleged that he declared Governor Rochas Okorocha the winner of the poll under duress.
Speaking with newsmen yesterday at an interactive session, the party spokesman declared that having been suspended, Governor Okorocha ceased to be a member of the ruling party.
He said: “On the refusal of INEC to issue Certificate of Return to Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, who was announced the winner of the Imo West senatorial ticket.