Dennis Naku, Port Harcourt
The Rivers state chapter at the Congress of All Progressives led by Ig Aguma expelled the former acting national president of the party, Chief Victor Giadom.
The APC led by Aguma also toppled Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi.
This comes barely 48 hours after Isaac Abbot-Ogbobula led the APC in a state loyal to Amaechi suspended the trio of Magnus Abe, Wogu Boms and Igo Aguma.
Aguma’s media adviser, Livingstone Wechie, was also suspended; and members of the executive committee of the transitional committee inaugurated by Aguma.
Aguma said in a statement from Wechie that the party had written to the State Election Commission for Rivers to declare its readiness to run in the local elections in the state on April 17, 2021.
The decision to suspend Amaechi from the party, Wechie said, was made at an extraordinary executive meeting chaired by Aguma in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Monday.
The statement said the meeting was well attended by statutory executive members, who physically and practically participated in making major decisions that affected the party.
“The State Executive Committee also accepted and ratified the decision of the State Disciplinary Board to approve the indefinite suspension of Isaac Ogbobula by Department 10 and the LGA Executive from the Ahoada-East River State Local Government Area. Isaac Ogbobula is hereby suspended indefinitely from the APC River.
“The chairman reported to the executive committee meeting that he had received a communication from APC executive director Gokan LGA that the Ward 16, Ber and Gokan LGA departments had also ousted APC chief Victor Giadom, as well as a report from the Emohu LGA chapter. that both Ward 4 and Emohua the local government chapter of the party in Rivers State suspended Senator Chief Andrew Uchendu of the APC.
“The Executive Board sent both Emohu and Gokan local government reports on Chief Viktor Giadom and Senator Andrew Uchendu to the State Disciplinary Board for further action in accordance with Article 21 of the APC Constitution.”
Wechie said the state executive board instructed Agumi to write a letter to RISIEC announcing the APC’s readiness to participate fully in the state’s local government elections on April 17, 2021.
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