By; VICTOR DURUAMAKU, Owerri
Violent Clash Seem to be looming between the supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) in IMO State and the supporters of the Action Alliance ( AA) over the use for campaign, the picture of President Muhammadu Buhari.
This Indication manifested Tuesday in Owerri the state capital when the state Governor’s son in-law Uche Nwosu arrived Owerri the state capital from Abuja with the banner and posters of the Action Alliance party bearing the photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari together with the photographs of Uche Nwosu and that of the Governor.
This development however did not go down well with the supporters of APC who immediately rallied round and started shouting “anti party! anti party! ” and some other offensive party songs against the Governor and his son in-law Uche Nwosu.
Uche Nwosu supporters who received him from the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport Owerri Tuesday afternoon were seen in the campaign vehicles bearing the photographs of President Muhammadu Buhari, that of Uche Nwosu and the Governor’s photograph with the APC logo.
This irked the APC supporters who were on ground and they mounted a protest against the use of President Buhari’s picture on the AA campaign vehicles and billboards, requesting that the governor and his son in-law stop that to avoid unpleasant consequences.
According to them, Governor Rochas Okorocha is practicing ‘anti party” by supporting his son-in-law who is now of another party with the state government’s resources and party vehicles .
They further said that there has not been any marriage relationship between the APC and the AA in the state as to agree that the two parties are working together for the coming election.
Speaking with journalists during the protests, the APC members called on their National Working Committee (NWC) and the national leadership of their party to react to this development to avoid unpleasant consequences.
According to them, it is only the APC candidates that have right to use the party’s insignia and other materials for campaign.