Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has ordered the arrest and arraignment of the committee members sent to monitor the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congresses on Saturday.
Okorocha took the action, despite the state chairman of the party, Dr Hilary Eke and the state organising secretary, Dr Clement Chijioke Anozie, rating the exercise as successful in all the 305 wards in the 27 LGAs of the state.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, the Governor also charged the police to set all machinery in motion for the arrest and prosecution of the man at the centre of the ugly incident.
Okorocha also expressed regret over the role of Senator Osita Izunaso, whom he said was not able to separate his local and personal political interests from his official responsibilities.
The Governor said the way he managed the situation saved the state from “a very big crisis” it would have been thrown into.