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Breaking: APC Suspends Ex- Apapa Council Chairman For Dragging Party To Court

The Apapa Local Government chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended the immediate past Chairman of the local government, Mr Elijah Owolabi Adele.
Adele was accused of dragging the party to court, a situation the party described as disgraceful.
In a letter of suspension dated 26th July 2021, signed by the  party Vice Chairman, Comrade Oye Olumide; Secretary, Adediwura and others stressed that it was shocked by the action taken by Adele by taking the party to court.
According to the letter of suspension, “we are shocked  by your recent behaviour of taking the party, APC to court of which you vehemently kicked against earlier. The case of a party member, Mr Bamidele Avose comes to mind. Bearing this in mind and also the undertaking signed by your humble self as one of the chairmanship aspirants during the last primary election held on 29th day of May 2021 to abide by the party’s decision on the primary, we hereby suspend you from the party through this letter”.
The letter however quoted Article 21 of the party’s constitution to support the party’s action.
It would be recalled that the party has been enmeshed in intra-party squabbles since the primary election when Adele was denied the ticket of the party.
The suspended ex-council boss had been accused of anti-party activities prior to the election, which he denied.
He however dragged the party to court claiming he was unfairly treated and wants to reclaim his mandate.
He has been at loggerhead with the state party Chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun.
While speaking with the ex-Council Chairman, he said it was false and that our Correspondent should not bother himself with the story.

Reacting to the Suspension, the State’s Legal Adviser of the party, Barr. Sadiq Ademola, told WesternPost, that the local government Chapter acted in tandem with the provisions of the party’s constitution,  adding that any erring member can be disciplined by the local chapter.

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Although, he said the state chapter is yet to be informed of the suspension, saying that when the state Chapter is informed, appropriate communication would be made.

 

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