ONDO, Nigeria — In a significant development for Ondo State politics, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akoko South West Local Government Area announced the suspension of 31 party members on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
The party issued a letter, signed by the party chairman, Chief Sehinde Mishe, and leader, Mr. Victor Olabimtan, stating that the decision was taken based on the findings of a committee investigation.
The specific offenses that led to the suspensions were not explicitly stated in the letter.
However, party insiders suggest the suspensions are linked to what they described as “anti-party roles” allegedly played by the members in the recent general elections.
“The leaders across the 15 wards unanimously resolved that the following members of the party stand suspended from the party,” the letter read.
Among the suspended members are Yaya Adelakun, Alh Abubakar Alonge, Mr. Femi Ayoko, Segun Olukoju, Olugbegba Omole, Sunday Ajulu, Oteruku Sunday, Felix Ajakaye, Adejoro Paul, Mr. Ayelure, and Opeyemi Igbede.
Other members include Alege Monday, Okajare Idowu, Tenabe Busuyi, Adedeji Dupe, Oyinbosokun Oluwole, Olasukanmi Sunday, Mrs. Kayode Mary, Idowu Olanusi, Elder Rogbitan L.I, and Bodunde Johnson.
The letter was addressed to the state chairman of the party, Mr. Ade Adetimehin. “Having gone through the list and considered the report of the fact-finding committee, we made this decision for the health of the party,” the letter stated.
The news of the suspensions is expected to send shockwaves through the political landscape of Ondo State and potentially cause a significant shift in the balance of power within the All Progressives Congress. The suspended members have not yet responded to requests for comment.