The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, has suspended its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Naija News reports that Oshiomhole, a former Governor of Edo state, was suspended on Tuesday night over his role in the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party.
This online news platform understands that the decision to suspend Oshiomhole followed the vote of no confidence passed on him by the Chairmen of the APC in the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Edo State.
Naija News reports that Oshiomhole’s suspension was contained in a statement signed by Edo APC Chairman, Anselm Ojezua, and Assistant State Secretary, Ikuenobe Anthony.
The statement reads in part: “Consequent on the development, the State Executive Committee has adopted the vote of no confidence passed on him and the subsisting suspension order from the organs of the party in the state.”
Ojezua and the Edo APC Assistant Secretary said the decision was necessary to prevent a repeat of what happened in Zamfara State, where the party was unable to field any candidate in elections.
“Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is the one behind the crisis in Edo APC. We have passed a vote of no confidence on him and he stands suspended from the party.
“We don’t want what happened in Zamfara State or other parts of the country to happen in Edo State,” the statement added.
Source: Naija News