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JUST IN: APC suspends Ex-Attorney General Idahagbon in Edo, gives reason

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Egor Local Government Area has suspended former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Henry Idahagbon, over allegations of anti-party activities.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the suspension was announced on Monday by the party’s leadership, citing the outcome of an investigation conducted by a disciplinary committee, as outlined in Article 21 (B) of the APC constitution (March 2022 as amended).

The suspension letter was signed by the Chairman of the party in Egor LGA, Chief Emmanuel Iyase, Vice Chairman Osaro Osa Eribo, Secretary Hon Joshua Uwagboe, and 17 others.

The letter was addressed to the State Chairman of the party, Col. David Imuse (rtd), Engr Lawrence Okah, and copied to former Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

Part of the suspension notice reads, “That subject to the hallowed provisions of our party’s constitution and the right to fair hearing Barr. Henty Idahagbon was invited severally by the Local Government disciplinary Committee but blatantly refused to honour the invitation thereby flouting rules, regulation and decisions of the party (see article 21: vii of APC Constitution)

“That Barr Henry Idahagbon encouraged sponsored and openly aided aspirants against the party and devoted his chambers to challenge and file an action in court against the party which said case in suit no. FHC/13/CO/52/21 against the party without first exhausting all avenues for redress as enshrined in the hallowed provisions of our party’s constitution. This of course is in contravention of article 21. xi of APC Constitution.

“That we have irrefutable facts, that Barr Henry Idahagbon did not vote in the last electons. This fact was further re-echoed by his ward chairman Mr Nosa Oviarobo at an enlarged meeting of APC Egor, LGA. Instead he was busy hob-nobbling with PDP leaders whom he severally mingled with and was seen in a political meeting at the GRA residence of the Esama of Benin.”

This newspaper learnt that when contacted for comment on his suspension, Idahagbon dismissed the allegations, calling them an “April Fool joke” that came at the end of April.

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