A purport expulsion of the Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege from the All Progressives Congress, (APC) on Monday by a faction has been debunked by another faction Loyal to the senator
An expulsion letter dated March 31st and signed by the Chairman, Ulebor Isaac on behalf of the State Executive Committee of the Delta APC said Omo-Agege was expelled for alleged anti-party activities and other unnamed offences.
In a statement that was jointly signed by Elder Omeni Sobotie and Peter Akarogbe, State Chairman and State Secretary of the APC Faction, respectively on Monday evening, they said their leadership is the only “the legitimate and only recognized State Executive Committee of the Party, at the National Headquarters.”
The full statement is reproduced below:
NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER TO A BOGUS PUBLICATION OF EXPULSION OF HIS EXCELLENCY, SENATOR OVIE OMO AGEGE, DEPUTY SENATE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AND DELTA STATE GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC) BY A FACELESS GROUP POSING TO BE MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE PARTY IN DELTA STATE
The attention of the Delta State Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to a publication now making the rounds in both the traditional and social media, by rabble rousing impostors. They claim to hold positions at the various levels of the party – Wards, Local Government Areas, Senatorial Districts and at the State Headquarter.
We are the legitimate and only recognized State Executive Committee of the Party, at the National Headquarters, in consultations with all other levels in the chain, hereby disclaim the publication as fraudulent, a ruse and of no consequence. Therefore it should be disregarded and ignored as the handiwork of mischief makers by all party faithfuls and the general public.
The Executive Committee members of the APC at the Wards, Local Governments, Senatorials Districts and State levels, were duly elected at the different Congresses organised by the party. They remain legitimate and still hold their offices and positions in accordance with the APC Constitution.
The various levels of the Executive Committees of the All Progressives Congress at the Wards, Local Governments, Senatorial Districts and the State, were elected by bonafide members of the Party, in an open transparent process, duly designated, approved and coordinated by the National Headquarters.
In the light of the foregoing, the names of the Executive Committee members of the APC at the Wards, Local Governments, Senatorial Districts and the State, are in the National Secretariat of the Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which duly monitored the congresses as required by law.
Consequent on the above, the signatories to the said publication are not only dubious impostors, but very reckless in with their publication. In this regard, their claims could cause a breach of public peace and must not be permitted.
The Nigerian Police Force, DSS and other security agencies are enjoined to take note of the wanton rascality and the unscrupulous intent to cause disharmony and a breach of public peace.
The general public, party faithfuls and stakeholders are therefore advised to discountance the said publication, and view it as the worthless undertaking of men with crooked intentions.
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Elder Omeni Sobotie
APC Delta State
Surv. Peter Akarogbe
APC Delta State
Dated 3rd April, 2023