The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has lambasted that the purported expulsion of Kogi chapter executive members of the party.
Recall that the faction loyal to the state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello on Friday announced expulsion of the Hady Ametuo-led state executive council.
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Addressing newsmen in Lokoja, the newly-appointed factional Acting Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahovi said the expulsion was due to what it termed as the failure of the Hady Ametuo to appeal their removal within 14 days.
Ahovi said that the expulsion was with immediate effect.
But reacting on Saturday, APC in a statement made available to DAILY POST by its national publicity secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, declared that the sack of the its Kogi officials was null and void.
It stated that “neither state nor zonal executives, constituted in whatever name or form can expel anyone from the party. Only convention can do so.”
“We restate that the State Working Committee of APC in Kogi State led by the Chairman, Alhaji Haddy Ametuo remains the only recognised executive committee of the party in the State.
“Any disciplinary action being contemplated must be referred to the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC). That is the position of the constitution.
“Again, we enjoin all party members at all levels to desist from taking unilateral actions that are likely to further jeopardise the on-going peace process.”