APC Okays sack of Edo Chairman, Constitutes Fact-finding C’ttee


Amidst the crisis rocking the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) has upheld the suspension of APC Chairman, Mr. Anselem Ojezua and constituted a fact-finding and reconciliation committee of party leaders to address and resolved the crisis.
The National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, disclosed this in a statement after the NWC meeting held at the party secretariat, Abuja.
Issa-Onilu said the NWC also upheld the suspension of Ojezua following a notification of suspension by eleven (11) out of the sixteen (16) members of the Edo State Working Committee (SWC) which fulfilled the constitutional required conditions while it awaits the outcome of the fact-finding and reconciliation committee.
He stated: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of APC has watched with grave concern the political development within the party’s ranks in Edo State and is deeply disturbed by the recent turn of events. We note that this is happening in spite of the various steps the party has taken to find an amicable resolution.”
Issa-Onilu recalled that party leaders such as the Chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Chairman, Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Abubakar Bagudu, and other eminent party leaders, had all tried at various times to ensure that the issues do not escalate.
He said that sadly, these interventions had not yielded the desirable results, but noted that the immediate concern of the NWC was how to ensure that unity returned to the ranks of the party in Edo State.
Issa-Onilu stressed: “In achieving this, we have decided to constitute a high-power fact-finding and reconciliation committee of party leaders to meet with all disputing parties to ensure that all issues are addressed and resolved.”
The party stated categorically that the NWC’s objective and cause of action was strictly to address the root causes of the disputations and reconcile all parties to make the party even stronger.