In what has been described as political shenanigans and power play among the chieftains of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State, some cross section of APC LGA executives and leaders from Isiala Mbano Local Government Area were yesterday bared from attending a meeting summoned by the Chief Hillary Ekeh led State Working Committee of the party at the State Secretariat, Imo State University Junction, Owerri.
The Isiala Mbano LGA party Executive stopped from entering the venue of the meeting told newsmen that they were not properly invited to the meeting of all 27 LGA Executives by the party leadership in the State and wondered why invitation will be sent to their colleagues in other LGAS without same extending to them. Speaking to Ifeanyicy.com, party Chieftain (name withheld) cautioned Hillary Ekeh led SWC of the party to avoid any thing that will ignite fire of unimaginable proportion in the party. That what the party needs now is consolidation not crisis.
It was however gathered that there are leadership crisis rocking the party in Isiala Mbano APC, were the leadership at the LGA suspected to be loyal to the former Senator and Party Chieftain, Ifeanyi Araraume and not Governor, Rochas Okorocha were treated like outcast by the Hillary Ekeh led State Exco.
The alleged factional leadership of the party in the area has been credited to Governor Rochas Okorocha's interest to install his successor different from Senator Ifeanyi Araraume's Imo Gubernatorial ambition in 2019.