The Igo Aguma-led faction of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has expelled former acting national chairman of the party, Chief Victor Giadom.
The Aguma-led APC also denounced suspension on the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
The expulsion is coming after the Isaac Abbot-Ogbobula led party in the state loyal to Amaechi suspended the trio of Magnus Abe, Wogu Boms and Igo Aguma.
Also suspended were media adviser to Aguma, Livingstone Wechie; and the members of the caretaker committee executive inaugurated by Aguma.
Aguma in a statement by the media adviser stated that the party had written to the Rivers State Electoral Commission to declare its readiness to field candidates in the April 17, 2021 local government elections in the state.
Wechie said the resolution to suspend Amaechi from the party, was the decision reached at an extraordinary executive meeting presided over by Aguma in Port Harcourt on Monday.
In the statement, the meeting was attended by the statutory executive members, who participated physically and virtually to take major decisions affecting the party.
It reads, “The State Executive Committee also accepted and ratified the decision of the State Disciplinary Committee to uphold the indefinite suspension of Isaac Ogbobula by the Ward 10 and LGA Executive of Ahoada-East Local Government Area of Rivers State. Isaac Ogbobula is hereby suspended indefinitely from APC Rivers.
“The state chairman briefed the executive committee meeting that he received communication from the APC executive of Gokana LGA to the effect that both Ward 16, Bera and the Gokana LGA chapters of the party have expelled Chief Victor Giadom from the APC as well as a report from Emohua LGA chapter that both Ward 4 and Emohua Local Government chapter of the party in Rivers State has suspended Senator Chief Andrew Uchendu from the APC.
“The executive committee referred both reports from Emohua and Gokana Local Government Areas on Chief Victor Giadom and Senator Andrew Uchendu to the State Disciplinary Committee for further action in line with Article 21 of APC Constitution”.
Wechie, also stated that the state executive committee ordered Aguma to write a letter to RISIEC communicating the readiness of the APC to fully participate in the April 17th 2021 local government election in the state.