The All Progressives Congress (APC), Kogi State chapter has stated that it has suspended the Deputy Governor of the state, Elder Simon Achuba for alleged anti-party activities before, during and after the 2019 general elections.
The party has allegedly based the Deputy Governor’s suspension on actions Deputy Governor took that embarrassed APC family in Kogi state.
Speaking with journalists in Lokoja on the matter, Kogi APC Chairman, Abdullahi Bello, stated the party received several petitions from stakeholders in Iyano ward, Ibaji Local Government Area, where the Deputy Governor hails from.
The Chairman alleged that Achuba of discretely and openly working for candidates of opposition parties during the presidential, national and state assembly elections in the state, adding that the Deputy Governor’s action during the last elections was against the APC candidates.
He noted that the report of the disciplinary committee 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 for his suspension to be followed by expulsion, if he did not show any remorse.
The State Working Committee of the APC he said have deliberated on the recommendations of the disciplinary committee of APC Iyano ward and Ibaji local government branch of the party, resolved and upheld Elder Simon Achuba’s suspension till he responds to the letter that the party would serve him.
According to Bello, “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.”