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Expulsion Of Nnamani, Onyeama, Chime Others Unconstitutional – APC Scribe

Enugu State Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Charles- Solo Ako has dismissed the suspension of some key stakeholders of the party as unconstitutional.

Ako who said the action of the state chairman of the party, Ugochukwu Agballa is not only laughable but invalid and of no effect called for the removal of the state chairman, Agballa, for violating the party’s constitution.

The Agballa led State Executive Council had announced the suspension and expulsion of top members of the party including Ken Nnamani, ex-governor Sullivan Chime, Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama and his Aide, Flavour Eze.

Addressing a press conference in Enugu on Saturday, Ako said that members of wards of the affected party leaders had on April 6, this year reaffirmed their confidence on them.

“We are surprised to hear that the state chairman has expelled them from our party. We totally condemn such act taken by the State without recourse to their wards.

“We therefore exonerate ourselves from such unconstitutional action taken against our leaders whom all of us look up to”

Earlier, the State Legal Adviser of the party, Jerry Eneh, told journalists that Agballa is ignorant of APC’s constitution that gave only the ward the right to suspend or sack members”.

His words: “I am not aware of expulsion and suspension of our political big wigs. As far as I am concerned and as the Legal Adviser to APC in the state, I am not aware of what happened and nobody sought my opinion.Therefore, the action of the party state chairman in suspending/ expelling our political big wigs is ultra-vires, illegal, null and void.

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“They registered in APC in their various wards and the suspension and expulsion ought to have begun in their wards according to the constitution of our party”

On his next line of action, the Legal Adviser said, “The suspension is of no effect. That is what I can say for now. All politics are local and it ought to have started from local to national.”

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