All Progressive Congress (APC) Kogi State chapter, Thursday suspended state Deputy Governor Simon Achuba. He was accused of anti-party activities before, during and after the 2019 general election.
They also said their action is based on some actions taken by the Deputy Governor which constitutes an embarrassment to the APC in Kogi state.
APC State Chairman, Abdullahi Bello who disclosed this at a press conference in Lokoja said the party has received several petitions from stakeholders in Iyano ward of Ibaji local government area where the Deputy Governor hailed from, alleging that Elder Achuba had discretely and openly worked for the Candidates of the opposition parties during the presidential, national and state assembly elections in the state
During the last elections the deputy Governor they allege was against the candidates of the All Progressive Party.
The Chairman noted that the report of the disciplinary committees constituted by the Iyano ward and Ibaji local government APC to probe the crises in the area allegedly indicted the Deputy Governor and also recommended for his suspension to be followed by expulsion if he did not show any remorse.
“His series of reckless, damaging and unsubstantiated allegations against the government of Kogi state was an action that constitutes a serious violation of Article 21A(ii), (v) and (vii) of the APC constitution, amount, amounting to acts of disloyalty and embarrassment to the party” Bello stressed.
He added that the decision of the State Working Committee will be communicated to the APC National Working Committee in due course.
Achuba has been having running battles with the state governor whom he accused of plotting to kill him. An allegation the governor has since denied.