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Kogi APC suspends deputy governor, Simon Achuba over anti party activities



The Kogi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kogi State chapter, has suspended Achuba from the party for anti-party activities before, during and after the 2019 general elections. This is coming days after the state assembly began proceedings to impeach the deputy governor over his action and utterances at the Channels Television and AIT.

The party also based the suspension on some alleged actions the Deputy Governor took that constitute an embarrassment to the APC family in Kogi state.

APC State Chairman, Hon. Abdullahi Bello, who announced his suspension at a press conference in Lokoja on Thursday, said the party has received several petitions from stakeholders in Iyano ward of Ibaji local government area where the Deputy Governor hailed from, alleging that Achuba discretely and openly worked for candidates of the opposition parties during the presidential, national and state assembly elections in the state.

Bello added that the activities of Achuba during the last elections were against the candidates of the APC. He added that the report of the disciplinary committees constituted by the Iyano ward and Ibaji local government APC to probe the crises in the area allegedly indicted the Deputy Governor and also recommended his suspension to be followed by expulsion if he did not show any remorse.

Bello, who stated that the State Working Committee of APC have deliberated on the recommendations of the disciplinary committee of APC Iyano ward and Ibaji local government branch of the party, said the state chapter of APC has resolved and upheld Elder Simon Achuba’s suspension until he responds to the letter that the party would serve him.

“As we are all aware , the All Progressives Congress does not condone acts of indiscipline , indiscretion and anti-party activities from any party member, no matter how highly placed.

“His series of reckless, damaging and unsubstantiated allegations against government of Kogi state was an action that constitute a serious violation of Article 21A(ii), (v) and (vii) of the APC constitution, amount, amounting to acts of disloyalty and embarrassment to the party,” Bello stressed.

The party chairman added that the decision of the State Working Committee will be communicated to the APC National Working Committee in due course.

Recall that the deputy governor of Kogi State had granted a press conference where he revealed he was being owed his benefits.

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