Crisis Rocks Kogi APC over Suspension of Ibaji Chairman

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Godswill O.

LOKOJA. The Executive Committee  Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) , Ibaji local government chapter , Kogi State has described the purported Suspension of the erstwhile Chairman of the party  ThankGod Omale by the Senior Special Assistant SSA Security William Ukuojo as reckless , null and void and lacked the support of the party.

The EXCO also called on the state Chairman of the party Hon. Abdullahi Bello to intervene in the alleged  suspension to save the party from self destruction.

In a protest letter  signed by 20 members of the Executive Committee of the party and addressed to the state Chairman of APC and made available to Journalists in Lokoja, Thursday called on the leadership of the party to wade into the crisis.

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The Statement noted that the performance and commitment  of ThankGod Omale during the last governorship election led to the  overwhelming victory for the party, describing his  suspension as a big surprise and quite disheartening.

“We just came out successful as a party from the recently concluded gubernatorial election in the state which was led by the party Chairman Hon. ThankGod Omale.

“We are also approaching the local government election in the state and the timing of the suspension is unjust and lacks legal justification considering our party constitution” the protest letter stated.

The EXCO members also dissociated themselves from vote of no confidence passed on the party Chairman (Omale) on April 14th , 2020 lamenting that  he was not given a fair hearing.

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“The purported vote of no confidence does not emanate from the party’s executive committee of the Ibaji local government area of Kogi State”the letter started.

The EXCO members therefore urged the state Chairman of APC to use his good office to look into the issue with a view to address the  suspension meted on ThankGod Omale who has been faithful to the party.

“We are appealing to the state Chairman of our party Alhaji Abdullahi Bello  for the interest of justice, peace and progress of  our party APC in Ibaji Local government area of Kogi State to institute a high powered committee to look into the matter.

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