APC suspends Deputy Kogi governor, Achuba


The All Progressive Congress in Kogi State has suspension Simon Achuba, Deputy Governor of the state for anti-party activities.

Abdullahi Bello, Chairman of the state Chapter announced Acuba’s suspension at a press conference in Lokoja.

He said the party had received several petitions from stakeholders in Iyano ward of Ibaji local government area where the Deputy Governor hailed from, alleging that Achuba had discretely and openly worked for the Candidates of the opposition parties during the presidential, national and state assembly elections in the state.

Bello stated Achuba’s suspension was recommended by a disciplinary committees constituted by the Iyano ward and Ibaji local government ward of the APC.

He further revealed that the State Working Committee of APC deliberated on the recommendations of the disciplinary committee and resolved to uphold Achuba’s suspension till he responded to the letter that the party would serve him .

“As we are all aware, the All Progressive 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 the government of Kogi state was an action that constitutes 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.

He added that the Deputy governor might be expelled from the party if he does not show any remorse.

Bello said the decision of the State Working Committee will be communicated to the APC National Working Committee in due course.

The development is coming hours after the Kogi State House of Assembly commenced impeachment proceedings against Achuba, over his criticism of Governor Yahaya Bello.

The impeachment process followed a petition signed by 21 members of the House which was presented during plenary on Wednesday.

Achuba has severally criticized Bello for bigotry and not carrying him along in the affairs of the state, an allegation the governor has denied.

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