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Govs Okorocha, Amosun, Minister, VON DG Suspended From APC



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The All Progressives Congress, APC on Friday suspended Governors Ibikunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha of Ogun and Imo States respectively from the party.

The party has also suspended the director-general of the Voice of Nigeria, VON, Mr. Osita Okechukwu and the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Usani from the party.

The National Executive Committee, NEC of the party is to review the – and take action on the National Working Committee’s NWC’s recommendation for the expulsion of the four men.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State who was also subjected to the same review process was, however, spared the suspension on the claim of no hard evidence to support the allegation of anti-party activities as found against the other four.

A communique issued by the party at the end of the NWC meeting and signed by party spokesman, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu read in part:

“Recall that the NWC had earlier written to the suspended governors on their anti-party activities, and several other steps were taken to ensure they desist from taking actions that are inimical to the interests of our party and candidates. Notably, these individuals have not shown any remorse and have actually stepped up their actions.

“The party reviewed the serial anti-party activities of the concerned individuals before and during the last Presidential and National Assembly elections in their respective states and resolved to enforce party discipline in line with our constitution.

“The NWC noted how the suspended members have continued to campaign openly for other parties and candidates that are unknown to our great party, even while they have constituted themselves as opposition to APC candidates in their respective states.

“Importantly, the NWC is closely monitoring the activities of our members across the country, and particularly, in the states these suspended members belong to. We wish to reiterate that any member of our party who takes any action solely or in line with the directives of the suspended members to undermine our party’s candidates in the coming governorship and House of Assembly elections would face disciplinary actions. 

“We wish to congratulate our members nationwide for the victories we recorded across the country in the last elections and particularly, the renewal of our party’s mandate for President Muhammadu to continue to pilot the affairs of this country for another four years. This could not have happened if not for the hardwork and commitment of our members. We therefore urge all our members to unite and work ever harder  to ensure victory for our candidates across the states in the coming governorship and House of Assembly elections.  

“Consequently, the NWC calls on our members to disregard directives and actions of the suspended individuals as APC would continue to live by the dictate of our constitution”, he stated.

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