Crisis: How & Why Action Alliance Suspended Uche Nwosu
ElombahNews is in possession of additional information on how and why the Action Alliance (AA) suspended its governorship candidate, Uche Nwosu following his suspension by the national chairman, Chief Barr. Kenneth Udeze.
The axe fell on Barr. Udeze for allegedly and unilaterally withdrawing the letter submitted to the Imo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal challenging the victory of the governor, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha.
Before the suspended of the chairman, however, Udeze had moved against AA governorship candidate, Nwosu citing insubordination, anti-party activities and mismanagement of funds as reasons.
He said that he had to axe Nwosu who was the governorship candidate of AA in Imo State as well as son-in-law to former governor, Rochas Okorocha, after attempts to settle internal rancor with him failed.
He also said he has recommended his expulsion from the party to the National Executive Committee [NEC].
Addressing journalists in Abuja, Udeze said Nwosu had flagrantly disrespected the party and has gone against the values of the party.
He also claimed that Nwosu had divided the party in Imo by creating a faction he is using to carry out his plans.
He said, “This is a crisis we have tried to manage in-house for a while now. We have tried to make Uche Nwosu sees reasons to keep faith with the CUPP pact. But he has refused.
“As a party, we are bound by morality and good conscience to honour our words.
“This is why the NWC has decided to suspend him and has recommended his expulsion to the NEC.”
Udeze also threatened to dissolve the party structure in Imo State if Nwosu and all working for him fail to respect the wish and laid down orders of the party.
“It is absurd that Uche Nwosu has chosen to recruit a handful of our members in Imo state to disobey directives of the party.
“It should be stated in clear terms that any further acts that entail subversion of the will of the party shall have all the structures of the party – from Ward to State – in Imo dissolved.”
Udeze had earlier announced the withdrawal of the party’s governorship election petition against Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
He said that the party remains committed to the CUPP arrangement in forming Government of National Unity (GNU) at the center and Government of state Unity (GSU)) among the federating unit.
Reacting to Udeze’s action against Nwosu, the party, rocking under turbulent times, suspended the national chairman and pledged to continue the petition against Ihedioha.
During the Tribunal sitting on Monday in Owerri, the state capital, the party which was represented by the National Legal Adviser, Barrister Anokia Peter, reaffirmed that it will pursue the petition to its logical conclusion.
The party, however, is yet to state its position on the suspension of Uche Nwosu.