Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has cautioned leaders and officials of All Progressives Congress, APC, at the ward and local council levels in the state, against making things difficult for members of other political parties in the state, especially Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members, who want to defect to APC.
Okorocha’s position, in a statement by his media aide, Samuel Onwuemeodo, followed insinuations that APC officials were making it difficult for aggrieved PDP loyalists to join APC.
He said: “Any APC leader or official, discouraging anybody or group from coming to join APC at any level in the state will be accused of anti-party activity.
“APC members must show in words and in action that the party is a new party; for the new Nigeria that must not stick to the old ways of doing things.”
While expressing regret for whatever inconvenience anybody might have experienced in the past, Okorocha appealed to those who encountered such problem to go to the state party secretariat in Owerri.