The Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee has nullified the claimed suspension of the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and some members of the party in Rivers State over misconduct.
The Igo Aguma-led faction of the Rivers State chapter of the party had earlier announced the suspension of the minister, Senator Andrew Uchendu and the former APC National Deputy Secretary, Victor Giadom among others over what they termed as alleged anti-party activities.
But on Wednesday, the APC National Secretariat, in a letter signed by the Head, Legal Services of the APC, Dare Oketade, cancelled the suspension because the persons behind the action were counterfeit who stood the risk of being sanctioned.
The party stated these in a letter titled: “Purported Suspension of Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, Sen. Andrew Uchendu and Expulsion of Chief Hon. Victor Giadom.”
The party also cautioned the Igo Aguma-led faction against further acts to prevent bringing the party to stigma.
The letter disclosed that the APC’s attention was drawn to the action allegedly taken by shams claiming to be party officials at the ward level adding that it needed to make some clarifications in order to correct certain misconceptions.
The letter read in part, “We have checked through our records at the National Secretariat and found out that those persons are not officers of the party in Rivers State.
“I am therefore directed by the National Chairman, His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni, to notify you, for the avoidance of doubt, that the Rivers State chapter of the APC is led by Hon. Isaac Ogbobula, who was duly sworn in at the National Secretariat of the party on December 2020, by virtue of the National Executive Committee meeting held at the Council chamber of Aso Rock Abuja.”
It further read, “By the above, I wish to draw you and other party members in Rivers State attention to the consequences of impersonation both within the constitutions of our party and laws of Nigeria.
“The party will not hesitate to take necessary disciplinary measures should any member of the party in Rivers State continue to take steps in impersonating the recognised state caretaker committee led by Hon. Isaac Abbot Ogbobula or any of his Local Government Ward Executives.”