The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reacted to the suspension of Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha and Ogun state Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Independent National Electoral Commission has taken a step on the suspension of the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha and the Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun.
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress had suspended Okorocha and Amosu for anti-party activities.
The spokesman of APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu also stated that NWC would take action over the anti-party activities of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
INEC in its reaction through the Commissioner for Information and Voters Education, Festus Okoye, stated that the Governor’s suspension by APC was an internal party affair.
According to the commissioner he stated that Okorocha and Amosun’s suspension has no effect on their new office.
“The validity of the returns made are within the purview of the commission and the Election Petitions Tribunals.”
“The suspension or expulsion of members of a political party is within the domestic realm of the parties and has nothing to do with the presidential and National Assembly elections.”