The Imo State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Daniel Nwafor, has dismissed the decision of the National Working Committee of the party led by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, which declared that the state’s APC executives had been dissolved, as reckless, unlawful and beyond the powers of Oshiomhole.
The state’s exco also hinted that plans were in the pipeline to commence contempt proceedings against the party’s National Chairman. Briefing journalists at the party office in Owerri, Nwafor said the purported dissolution was a unilateral decision of Oshiomhole who he said was pretending to go through the processes, while he had long acceded to the request of Senator Hope Uzodinma to dissolve the party executive in the state. Nwafor, who insisted that his executives was still intact and going nowhere, expressed regret that Oshiomhole had been in alliance with Uzodinma long before the primaries of the party in the state.
He urged security agencies to take a closer look at the black market transactions between Oshiomhole and Uzodinma which was designed to undermine the credibility of the party in the state. He said: “We take Oshiomhole’s announcement with a pinch of salt. We shall lose no sleep over the purported dissolution because we are familiar with Oshiomhole’s culture of impunity and executive rascality. Oshiomhole is impervious to the rule of law and is predictably reckless.
“We have an unchallenged judgment from a High Court of the Federal capital Territory, Abuja in Suit No. FCT/HC/BW/ CU/103/2018 delivered on the 14th of August, 2018 in which Oshiomhole is a co-defendant with me. The court ruled in our favour and in the last paragraph of the judgment said: ‘An order of perpetual injunction in thereby made restraining the 1st and 2nd defendants either by themselves, the NWC or NEC from either removing, substituting, replacing, suspending or interfering with the tenure of the 3rd defendant (Daniel Nwafor), his executives and all elected officers.’ “So, the national chairman cannot dissolve our executives. Oshiomhole’s rascality does not accord him a place above the laws of the land. However, we shall go back to court to seek interpretations and necessarily enforce our judgment.”