Imo APC leaders meet Osinbajo over APC ward congresses

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"I have already petitioned the inspector General of Police over the attack on the secretariat the other Saturday".

The Nigeria police have arrested four suspects in connection with the alleged disappearance of sensitive materials at the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The suspects are being charged for criminal conspiracy, stealing, forgery, theft and unlawful possession of APC wards and local government electoral materials meant for the aborted APC ward congress election of May, 5, 2018.

The suspects are: Ikpamezie Innocent, 39, principal suspect and special adviser on a electoral matters to Senator Hope Uzodinma, Lawrence Archibong, 34, Kelechi Affonne, 27 and Joseph Martins, 28.

The statement added that the suspects admitted and confessed to the various crime adding an investigation is in progress and effort is being intensified to arrest one other suspects still at large.

"My duty is to report to the Police and the Police have the duty to investigate". All the suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.

Osinbajo met separately with Governor Rochas Okorocha's group including his son-in-law, Uche Nwozu, whom he was backing to succeed him and Deputy Governor Eze Madumere's group comprising Ifeanyi Ararume, Osita Izunaso, Benjamin Umajumogu and Theodore Ekechi.

Security operatives and firefighters at the APC secretariat located along Okigwe road in Owerri, Imo State capital.

The meeting, held at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, was on the crisis that trailed Saturday's ward congress in the state.

Governor Okorocha accused some opposition members of planning to destroy APC in the state.

According to the National Chairman who confirmed the development, a new date for the Local Government Areas Congress would be announced in due course.

In a statement by his spokesman, Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor said the fire may not be unconnected the frustrations of some of the party men over the disputed ward congress in the state.

This fire outbreak has created a tensed political atmosphere as some members have alleged that the secretariat was set ablaze by some yet to be identified hoodlums.