Executive of All Progressives Congress-APC- at Obi electoral ward in
Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State has slammed an indefinite
suspension on the Council Chairman, Iyimoga Oyigye.
Our correspondent reports that even though the suspension of the
council boss is coming from his electoral ward as enshrined in the
constitution of the party, when contacted, Oyigye said the suspension
cannot stand the test of time.
Oyigye whose suspension is reminiscent of what eventually led to the
ouster of former National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, was
suspended at the end of an extraordinary meeting of the Ward Exco at
In a statement signed by the duo of the ward chairman and the
assistant secretary, copy of which was made available to our
correspondent, the Exco accused the LG Boss of inciting party members
against each other and ‘factionalising the party’.
In the two page statement, the Exco accused the suspended chairman of
acting in ways that have brought the party into disrepute even as they
directed him to appear before a disciplinary committee on Friday.
Iyimoga who hails from Obi electoral ward and so, by the constitution
of the party derives his membership from the ward, was elected
Executive Chairman of the council area on the platform of APC, during
the last council elections in the state.
He had been accused of supporting the candidate of an opposition party
during the 2019 general election, an accusation the suspended chairman
through his close aides, vehemently denied.
Reacting to the suspension, some members of the party described it as
the needed impetus to restore the party’s diminishing glory in the
area insisting that if concerted measures are not taken to rein-in on
the council chairman, he will do more damage to the party.
“This is one chairman who has consistently created confusion within
the party, carry on in manners that showed his disdain for both the
party and most of its members. He has to be called to order”, a member
who prefers anonymity said.