The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo State has suspended its General Secretary, Lawrence Okah, Concise News reports.
Okah’s suspension was contained in a letter signed by the state Chairman of the party, Anselm Ojezua, on Friday.
The letter said that Okah was suspended following complaints by members of the party in Oredo Local Government Area where the secretary was a leader.
Leaders and members of the APC in Ward 7 in Oredo have been locked in a fierce supremacy battle over the control of the party structure.
According to the letter, the suspension was not a punitive measure, but purely an administrative one to allow investigation to be carried out into the complaints.
The letter read: “He was just suspended to allow the committee set up to look at the complaints against him.
“We have not expelled him and the suspension is not punitive. It is just a normal administrative procedure.
When contacted, Okah confirmed the suspension, but said that the state chairman, going by the party’s constitution, had no power to suspend him.