Abuja—The All Progressives Congress (APC) has refuted an alleged expulsion of its governorship candidate in Delta state, Senator Ovie-Omo Agege from the party.
According to the Vanguard, the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Felix Morka, who spoke to the newspaper said the APC national does not recognize the factional executive of the party, who announced the purported expulsion of Omo-Agege from the APC in Delta state.
It was earlier reported that the APC in Delta state has expelled the Deputy President of the Senate from being a member of the APC for alleged for anti-party activities and other unnamed offences.
It claimed in the report that the Delta APC announced Omo-Agage’s expulsion in a letter dated March 31, 2023.
According to the report, the expulsion letter signed by the Chairman, Ulebor Isaac, on behalf of the State Executive Committee of the Delta APC and Secretary, Inana Michael, and 23 others, unanimously resolved and adopted the expulsion of Omo-Agege as a member of the party by the executive committee of the Orogun ward and Ughelli North Local Government chapter.
The letter reads, “The State Executive Committee of all Progressive Congress Delta State in a meeting held on the 31st March, 2023 at the State Secretariat, Asaba, after due deliberation of the Notice of Resolution of Expulsion of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as a member of the party by the executive committee of the Orogun ward and Ughelli North local government chapter dated 20th March, 2023.
“And in accordance to the provision of Article 21.2 (1)(II)(VII) 21.3 and 21.5(g) of the constitution 2022 (as amended) we unanimously resolved and adopted the expulsion of Senator Ovie Omo Agege as a member of the party.
The letter further reads, “Consequently Senator Ovie Omo-Agege hereby stands expelled as a member of the party with immediate effect for various offences committed and acts of anti-party activities and gross misconduct that has brought shame and ridicule to the image of the party in the state which affected the party in the just concluded elections.”