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APC Headquarters Suspends Man Who Spearheaded Suspension Of Oshiomhole

The national headquarters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the suspension of the man, Anslem Ojezua, who spearheaded the suspension of the national chairman of the party, Adams Adamsomhole from the Edo APC yesterday, November 12.
Ojezua was immediately suspended yesterday by 11 of the 16 members of the Edo State Working Committee (SWC) after he announced the suspension of Oshiomhole.
After an emergency meeting at Edo Government House with Governor Godwin Obaseki, Ojezua led leaders of the APC to announce the suspension of Oshiomhole from the party.
APC Chairmen from a majority of the local government in Edo and other state officials of the party had gathered in Benin to approve the ‘suspension’ of Oshiomhole.
Ojezua had said: “Yesterday, 15 chairmen of the APC chapters in the local councils and 23 out of the 35 members of the State Executive Committee passed a vote of no confidence on the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, while a vote of confidence was passed on my person.
“The APC Local council chairmen have found out that Adams Oshiomhole is the one behind the crisis in Edo APC and following the findings, lost confidence in the leadership of the national chairman by passing a vote of no confidence on him. Considering the stand of these chairmen and also based on the report from organs of the party, we affirmed the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from APC in Edo State.”
At about the same time as the Benin meeting was holding, the APC NWC met in Abuja to approve Ojezua’s suspension.
In a statement shortly after the NWC meeting, the APC national spokesman, Lanre Issa-onilu said: “Party’s National Secretariat received a notification of the suspension of the Edo State APC Chairman, Anslem Ojezua by eleven of the sixteen members of the Edo State Working Committee (SWC). We have reviewed the process they followed and conclude that they have fulfilled the required conditions.
“We, therefore, uphold the suspension of the Edo State APC Chairman, Anslem Ojezua while we await the outcome of the fact-finding and reconciliation committee.”
At the Benin meeting, Mr Ojezua faulted his suspension, saying that the state working committee which purportedly removed him did not have powers to do so.
“Our constitution has a provision to remove officers at the state level. It is only the State Executive Committee that has the powers to remove any officer.”