James Kwen, Abuja
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC says it has uncovered plans by Uche Nwosu, governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, AA and his supporters to cause crisis at it’s Presidential campaign rally scheduled on Tuesday at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, in Owerri, Imo State.
Nwosu, son in- law of Rochas Okorocha, Imo State Governor and Chairman APC Governors Forum had won a disputed APC governorship primary election in Imo but the Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee of APC overturned the election and upheld the Ahmed Gulak primary that produced Hope Uzodinma as gubernatorial candidate for the state in the March 2 governorship election.
Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary in a statement on Sunday said, “the attention of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC has been drawn to alleged plans by none APC members to cause crisis at the Tuesday, January 29, 2019 scheduled Presidential rally of our great party, at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, in Owerri, Imo State.
“Information available to us revealed plans by particularly the members of the Action Alliance (AA) to storm the venue to create mayhem as they seek to hijack the APC campaign to promote the troubled ambition of their governorship candidate, Mr Uche Nwosu. You would recall that the AA governorship candidate recently held his govermorship rally at the same Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri without APC members interfering or disturbing their programme.
“Therefore, we want to state very clearly that the scheduled rally is an APC rally and the party has no alliance with any political party and would not tolerate attempts by some persons under any guise to create chaotic atmosphere at the venue of our rally.
“We are using this medium to inform security agencies including the Imo State Commissioner of Police, and the Director of DSS to ensure no individual, group or political party is allowed to create chaos before, during, and after the APC rally. We wish to reiterate that only geniune supporters of our great party and our party members are allowed into the venue so we can have a hitch free rally.
“The APC is fully in support of all our candidates in Imo State and we would do everything within the laws to ensure the success of all our candidates in the forthcoming general elections. This position has been clearly and repeatedly stated by President Muhammadu Buhari, throughout our campaigns so far.
“We urge our party members in Imo State to remain vigilant and ensure the success of our party candidates in Imo State”.