Newly registered political party, Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, APDA, has suspended three of its Chieftains namely; Raymond Dokpesi, Dan Nwayanwu and Mainasara Ilo.
APDA’s National Working Committee, NWC, said its chieftains were suspended “for unlawful gathering in the name of the party and violating the constitutional provision of the party and for holding illegal National Executive Council meeting which sacked the National Working Committee of the party.”
The suspension of Dokpesi and the other two APDA’s Chieftain is contained in a statement sent to DAILY POST by the party’s National Secretary, Emeka Okengwu.
Okengwu recalled how Dokpesi on the 15th of July wrote a letter to Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, informing the Commission of a proposed NEC meeting and the letter was signed by him, Dokpesi as the Board of Trustees, BOT, Chairman.
The party’s Secretary added that INEC responded by telling him to “root his letter through the National Chairman of the party because the constitution of the party does not have a BOT until after 5years.”
The statement reads, “In their desperation move to factionalize the party and move to PDP they went ahead to make this announcement constituting an illegal Board of Trustee and sacking of National Working Committee.
“Due to this indiscipline of these members, the NWC met at an emergency meeting today and suspended them and constituted a Disciplinary committee to sanction them for bringing disrepute to the party.
“We want to appeal to the general public to disregard there announcement because they are agent of PDP trying to destroy the emerging alternative party that will give Nigerians a better life.”