By Joseph Ajayi.
Executive members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Otu Political Ward in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State have suspended former Chairman of Kabba/Bunu, Hon. Emmanuel Funsho Olorunfemi, former Councilor, Hon. Olorunmolu Moses and Fimba Monday on alleged anti-party activities among other offences.
A suspension letter dated March 22, 2023, addressed to the Kabba/Bunu Chairman, Comrade Solomon Jemibawondo to notify him of the suspension of their membership from Otu Ward was signed by 27 members of the executive team of the ward, including the ex-officios.
In the letter, the APC Kogi State Chairman, Kogi West Zonal Chairman and the Party Chairman, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of the state were copied and urged to endorse their suspension.
The Chairman of Otu Ward, Mr Saiye Sunday and other members of the executive who specifically signed the letter, disclosed that the decision to suspend the three members was arrived at during a meeting of the whole executive team, which held on March 16 in Otu.
They further accused Hon. Emmanuel Funsho Olorunfemi as their ring leader of insubordination, gross misconduct, unguided statement, running parallel party structure and encouraging factionalism in the party, among other allegations, while noting that the suspension was with immediate effect.
“Running parallel party structure and encouraging factionalism capable of creating division and racour among party loyalists since 2021; Anti-party activities too numerous to be mentioned, particularly, on the 24th day of February, 2023 that he organized a parallel rally against the Presidential Campaign Council directive in Otu ward which embarrassed and demeaned the Party.
“The suspension is with immediate effect while we urge the state Secretariat to endorse our resolution with the necessary action.”