The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday announced the suspension of 41 members of the party over what it described as misconduct and anti-party activities.
The newly elected Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Ita Awak, who announced the suspension of the party members said their offences included anti-party, activities, disobedient in carrying out lawful directives of the party as well as creating parallel party organ.
According to him, the conducts of the affected members contravened Section 21 (ii-vii) of the party’s constitution as amended, saying the decision was taken during a meeting of its state executive committee held at the party’s secretariat on July, 20.
“Following the submission of the report of the Disciplinary Committee of the APC, Akwa Ibom State, and upon the ratification and consideration of the said report, the party found the accused capable of allegations levelled against them.
“The allegations include anti-party activities, disobedient in carrying out lawful directives of the party, giving wrong information to organ of the party, factionalising and creating parallel party, organ, among others.
“Their conducts, therefore contravened Section 2 (ii-vii) as amended, in the meeting of its state executive committee on July 20, 2015,” he said.
Awak listed the names of the affected members to include former chapter chairmen of Essien Udim; Ikot Ekpene; Obot Akara; Onna; Uyo; Etim Ekpo; Ibiono Ibom; Itu; and Ini local government areas as well as former deputy chapter chairman of Nsit Ibom Local Government Area; former youth leaders in Ini and Nsit Ibom, just to mention the few.