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Governor Godwin Obaseki (image courtesy: Edo State Government)

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.

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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.