The Presidential Support Committee, PSC, (South East Zone) of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has given the party leadership 48 hours ultimatum to lift the suspension slammed on Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
At a press briefing in Owerri on Tuesday, the committee condemned the suspension of Okorocha, saying the act was done by a cabal.
It also wondered why the party would suspend who it described as one of the “major financiers of the party.”
The presidential committee said the suspension was a ploy to disorganise Ndigbo ahead of the 2023 presidential election believed to be the turn of the zone to produce a president.
The briefing was attended by the Director of Inter-Party Affairs, South East; Robert Ngwu, National Legal Adviser; Ejikeme Ugwu and Director, Political Matters; Comrade Maxwel Okoye.
The committee further threatened legal actions on the APC if the suspension is not lifted.
Ngwu said: “Okorocha’s suspension came to us as a rude shock. There is no way a cabal can suspend a major financier of the party.
“We give the NWC and the national chairman 48 hours to reverse the suspension without delay else, we will resort to legal and mass action against the leadership of APC.
“The suspension is aimed at disorganising Igbo ahead of 2023. Oshiomhole cannot wake up and suspend a major financier of the party.
“We plead with President Buhari not to allow some few individuals to rubbish his friends because we know that Okorocha is a good friend of the president.”