The All Progressive Congress (APC) has suspended the former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, the former member of the President Buhari campaign Council, Engr.Preye Aganaba and eleven other chieftains of the party over alleged anti-party activities.
Other chieftains of the Party suspended include the State Deputy Chairman, Orubebe Ogeibiri, a Former Member of the Federal House of Representative and the Director-General of the Lokpobiri Governorship campaign organization, Hon. Warman Ogoriba, a former member of the Board of Trutee of the Party, Hon.Perez Peretu.
Also suspended are the former State Party Chairmanship aspirant, Hon. Sunday Frank-Oputu, a former House of Representative aspirant, Hon. Osom Blackson, Samuel Aredeh, Ebierein Falla Itubo, Pius Otia and a former Publicity Secretary of the Party, Hon. Fortune Panebi.
The State Publicity Secretary of the Party, Doifie Ola Buokoribo,in a statement issued on Thursday in Yenagoa,stated that the suspension of Senator Heineken Lokpobiri and twelve others followed the recommendation of the fact finding and disciplinary committee inaugurated on 31st of July,2019 and in accordance with article 21(B) and (D) of the APC constitution 2014(as amended).
According to the Statement,” the committee objectively looked into the several allegations of anti-party activities leveled against them that ran contrary to the provision of the APC constitution, morally and good conscience which brought about great electoral misfortune for the party.”
“the action was to set clear signals to deviants masquerading in the party especially those working against its collective interest and aspirations. We however thank Bayelsans and its numerous supporters for keeping faith with the party and for the above solidarity during and after the November 16th,2019 Governorship elections.”