There are apprehensions in Imo state as President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign train berths in Owerri today
Already, stakeholders in the different camps in the embattled state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are jostling for who will receive the president.
The supremacy struggle was exacerbated by last Sunday’s removal of Governor Rochas Okorocha as the Buhari’s presidential campaign coordinator for the South-east zone.
StateReporter News correspondent in owerri who visited the campaign organization office of Senator Hope,in okigwe road monday Evening ,was able to see the level of preparation by Faithful members, stakeholders, who are gearing to receive the president
In the last few days, there had been gale of suspension by the opposition camps.
The chairman of Okorocha’s camp, Daniel Nwafor, blazed the trail when he suspended the Adams Oshiomhole-inaugurated Chairman of the Caretaker Committee, Marcellinus Nlemigbo, and members of his committee.
In retaliation, Nlemigbo also announced the suspension Nwafor from the party.
Few hours later, Nwafor-led State Working Committee (SWC) announced the expulsion of the party’s governorship candidate, Senator Hope Uzodinma, from the party. That faction also expelled Okorocha.
Meanwhile, Governor Rochas Okorocha has solicited for prayers as Buhari visits the state.
He appealed to all to sheathe their swords and be united so as to give the president a befitting reception.
The governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, urged Imo people and APC members in particular to begin to pray for the President’s safe arrival and the safe arrival of all the party’s chieftains who will be coming with the President.