Edo APC crisis: Ruling party sacks secretary Lawrence Okah

November 12, 2019

 

 The state executive committee of the Edo APC remove the state secretary, Lawrence Okah

 

– The assistant state secretary of the party, Ikuenobe Anthony, discloses that the decision was reached after the committee passed a vote of no confidence on Okah

– Anthony says the party will announce a replacement soon in accordance with Article 17 (vi) of the constitution

The crisis in the Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) deepened on Tuesday, November 12, with the sacking of the state secretary, Lawrence Okah.

The Nation newspaper reports that the assistant state secretary, Ikuenobe Anthony, in a statement said Okah was removed from his position after a meeting of the state executive committee on Tuesday, November 12, where a vote of no confidence was passed on Okah.

Anthony disclosed that the state secretary was removed after the state executive committee of the state APC passed a vote of no confidence on him in accordance with Article 17 (v) of the party’s constitution.

The assistant secretary noted that following the decision of the committee, Okah ceases to be the state secretary of the party immediately.

He said the party will announce a replacement soon in accordance with Article 17 (vi) of the constitution.

The assistant state secretary disclosed that on the state executive committee other hand passed a vote of confidence on the Edo APC chairman, Anselm Ojezua.

Meanwhile, a group known as the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) has given a seven-day ultimatum to the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, asking them to apologise to the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole for their alleged role in an attack on the party’s chairperson home.

The Nation reports that in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, November 4, the group warned that there would be consequences for Obaseki and Shaibu if they fail to tender the apology.

The convener of the group, Henry Idahagbon, stated that APC members will be mobilised to call for the suspension of both men from the party if they fail to heed to the demands.

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