The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has continued its on disciplinary action, following the national and state assembly election.
The party’s latest action is the suspension of Mr. Henry Idahagbon, former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state by Egor Local Government Area chapter of APC.
Midwest Herald gathered that Idahagbon was suspended on allegation of ‘anti-party’ activities.
According to a letter addressed to the State Chairman of the party, Col David Imuse, rtd, and Mr. Lawrence Okah, the leadership of the party, said the decision for Idahagbon suspension was reached following the outcome of a disciplinary committee’s report set up to investigate the allegation and in accordance with Article 21 (B) of the APC constitution (March 2022 as amended).
The letter was signed by Chief Emmanuel Iyase, Chairman; Osaro Osa Eribo, Vice Chairman; Hon Joshua Uwagboe, Secretary and 17 others.
They also copied the APC leader in Edo State, former Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
The letter 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 honor the invitation thereby flouting rules, regulation and decisions of the party (see article 21: vii of APC Constitution)
“That Bar. 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 Bar. 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.”
However, Idahagbon who succeeded during his tenure as Chairman of Egor Local Government Council, told Midwest Herald that his accusers are misguided.
“It is just an April Fool joke coming at the end of April.”
He added that, he looks forward to the invitation from the state leadership to speak to the ‘matter’.