THE Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the expulsion of a former governor of the state, Sullivan Chime, and the Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu.
The party also expelled a former Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Eugene Odo, an aide to the minister of foreign affairs, Flavour Eze, Joe Mmamel and Maduka Arum.
The Enugu State APC equally suspended a former Senate President Ken Nnamani and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
The state’s Party Secretary, Robert Ngwu, who announced the development on Thursday, April 6, explained that the expelled and suspended members were accused of anti-party activities.
According to him, the action taken by the state chapter of the party was in line with recommendations stated in the report of a disciplinary committee.
He said an enlarged State Executive Committee meeting ratified the report.
The expelled and suspended Enugu APC members were accused of supporting candidates of other political parties during the general elections.
The crisis rocking the Enugu State APC took escalated after an earlier attempt to oust or suspend Nnamani and other party chieftains in February.
The party had formed a five-person disciplinary committee to examine complaints of anti-party activity against Nnamani, a former commissioner in Enugu State, Mmamel, and Arum.
They were required to appear before a committee headed by the state assistant legal adviser, Vincent Chieyina, and secretary, Jekwu Nnaji, to answer allegations made against them.
The state secretary, Ngwu, had stressed that the party would not hesitate to expel or suspend Nnamani, Mmamel, and Arum if found guilty of the allegations against them.