By Adenike Lucas
The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Bolaji Abdullahi has dismissed news report of the suspension of the Kogi State Chairman, Haddi Ametuo.
Reporters claimed that Mr Ametuo and 38 others were suspended by the party for gross misconduct and anti-party activities.
But Mallam Abdullahi, denied the report, stating that ALHAJI HADDY A AMETUO “remains the only recognised executive committee of the party in the state.”
The spokesperson for the ruling party recognised that “there are issues within the party in Kogi State.”
However, he said: “We want to state that this action does not emanate from the National Working Committee of the party or any of its organ so empowered to do so.and the NWC has empowered a committee to investigate the issues and make recommendations.”
He added: “the NWC has not been appropriately briefed on the outcome of the committee’s work and therefore has not taken any decision.
“In this wise, we affirm that the State Working Committee of APC in Kogi State led by the Chairman, Alhaji ALHAJI HADDY A AMETUO remains the only recognised executive committee of the party in the State until the appropriate organ of the party decides otherwise in accordance with the procedure laid down by the party constitution.
“We wish to affirm that whether in Kogi or elsewhere, the NWC will ensure that justice is done to all concerned and will be guided by the constitution of the party and the best interest of the party.
“At the moment, we believe this action, purportedly sacking the Kogi executive is prejudicial and incongruous with the party’s desires for reconciliation.We enjoin all party members at all levels to desist from taking unilateral actions that are likely to further jeopardise the on-going peace process.”