Posted by News Express | 16 April 2020 | 1,242 times
By ATABOR JULIUS, Lokoja
The executive committee members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ibaji Local Government chapter, in Kogi State, have described the purported Suspension of the erstwhile Chairman of the party, ThankGod Omale, by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Yahaya Bello on Security, William Ukuojo, as reckless, null and void and lacked the support of the party.
The Exco members also called on the State Chairman of the party Honourable 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, addressed to the State Chairman of APC and made available to INDEPENDENT on Thursday, the exco members called on the leadership of the party to wade into the crisis.
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.
“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.” (Daily Independent)
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