Simon Achuba. (Image credit: Channels TV)

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state has suspended the Deputy Governor of the state, Simon Achuba from the party, Concise News reports.

APC Chairman in the state, Abdullahi Bello, announced this on Thursday at a press conference in Lokoja, the state capital.

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According to him, the deputy governor was suspended for alleged anti-party activities before, during and after the 2019 general election.

The party also hinged the suspension of Achuba on some actions the deputy governor allegedly took which it said had embarrassed the APC in the Confluence State.

Bello said the party had received several petitions from stakeholders in Iyano Ward of Ibaji, the deputy governor’s hometown.

He claimed that Achuba had secretly and openly worked for the candidates of the opposition parties during the presidential, national and state assembly elections in the state.

He alleged that the report of the disciplinary committees constituted by the Iyano Ward and Ibaji Local Government APC to probe the crises in the area indicted the deputy governor and recommended his suspension, to be followed by expulsion if he did not show any remorse.

He added that committee resolved to uphold Achuba’s suspension until he responds to the letter which the party would serve him.

“As we are all aware, the All Progressives Congress does not condone acts of indiscipline, indiscretion, and anti-party activities from any party member, no matter how highly placed,” the party chairman said.

“His series of reckless, damaging and unsubstantiated allegations against the government of Kogi State was an action that constitutes a serious violation of Article 21A(ii), (v) and (vii) of the APC Constitution, amounting to acts of disloyalty and embarrassment to the party.”

He added that the decision of the State Working Committee would be communicated to the APC National Working Committee in due course.