All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State has expelled some key players of the party, including the governorship candidate in the March 18 election, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.
The expulsion letter, dated March 30 and signed by the factional state Chairman, Isaac Ulebor, and the factional state Publicity Secretary, Overonena Aghogho Joshua, said the state exco had approved the recommendation of the Ughelli North Council chapter for the expulsion of Omo-Agege from APC.
Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, was reportedly expelled “after due deliberation of the notice of resolution of expulsion of him as a member of the party by the executive committee of the Orogun Ward and Ughelli Council chapter.
A factional State Executive Committee of the Delta chapter of the APC, led by Mr. Isaac Ulebor, ratified the resolution. The development was part of post-election crisis that has led to the expulsion of the former Executive Director (Finance and Project) on the interim board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh, for alleged anti-party activities by the Omeni Sobotie-led state executive committee.
According to the resolution, the Deputy Senate President failed to appeal his expulsion, within one week, by his ward 02 (Orogun) executive committee, which had earlier recommended the sanction at the Council level.
The factional leaders, in the resolution, listed the sins of the governorship candidate to include high handedness; misappropriation of election funds; anti-party activities; callous, religious and confraternity utterances; selfish and self centeredness; causing disunity among members; and witch-hunt of other leaders of the party.
The Ulebor-led factional state executive committee “unanimously agreed that haven satisfied the constitutional requirements and procedures for such recommendations, the ward executive committee were right to have recommended the expulsion of Omo-Agege in line with constitutional provisions.
“Thus we are affirming the expulsion, in accordance with the provisions of Article 21.2 (I)(Ii)(vii) 21.3 and 21.5(g) of the constitution (as amended), we unanimously resolved and adopted the expulsion of Omo-Agege as a member of the party.
“Consequently, Omo-Agege hereby stands expelled as a member of the party with immediate effect for various offences and acts of anti-party activities.”