National leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved the executive committees in Imo and Ogun states at the state, local government, and ward levels.
This dissolution was confirmed to reporters on Wednesday by the national publicity secretary of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in Abuja
The dissolved executives, who are staunch loyalists to Governors Ibikunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha of Ogun and Imo respectively, are accused of anti-party activities ahead of the 2019 general elections.
According to Issa-Onilu, the decision to dissolve the executives was reached at the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting presided over by the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday.
His words: “The two governors and the state executives have publicly expressed the fact that they will support (their) candidates in other parties, in their respective states.
“So those executives, right from the state to the ward level are not people we can trust to work honestly, for the success of our party in the next election.”
He said the party viewed such action as anti-party activities. Therefore, it will not be in its interest to allow their structure to be used to undermine their chances in those states.
“It is within our powers to ensure that we protect the interest of the party and also to activate relevant sections of our constitution which prohibit members from carrying out activities that are inimical to the interest of the party,” he said.
In their place, the NWC said it would inaugurate caretaker committees that would take charge of party affairs in the two states ahead of the general elections.
When asked what will be done to the governors who are involved in this, Mr Issa-Onilu said “you would be hearing from us regarding that, shortly.”