The interim National Executive Council, NEC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has suspended its deputy national chairman for the South, Annie Okonkwo, over what it described as anti-party activities during the Anambra 2013 governorship election.
The party’s NEC announced the decision after a meeting on Friday in Abuja, following allegations that the former Anambra state lawmaker worked with the opposition during the elections.
A panel chaired by Kabiru Gaya was set up to investigate the allegation and report its findings within three weeks.
The Anambra State chapter of the party had on Monday, January 6th, suspended Okonkwo on grounds of anti-party activities.
Also suspended was Chuks J. Chinwuba, who according to the party had been parading himself as acting chairman of the party in the state.
“The Anambra State Interim Committee has examined the roles played by our party members in the said election, particularly Senator Annie Okonkwo, the Deputy National Chairman, South, and one Mr. C.J Chinwuba who parades himself as the “State Chairman” of the party and have found their conduct to be reprehensible and embarrassing which have put the party in contempt, public ridicule and disrepute,” the party in the state stated.
“These anti party activities have continued with their unguarded and unauthorized utterances about the proposed Anambra State Local Government Council election, and sowing seeds of discord and hatred among party members,” it said further in a statement issued by the state chairman, Amaechi Obidike.