The All Progressives Congress, APC in Edo State has ratified the suspension of Francis Inegbeniki, a chieftain of the parry in Edo Central.
His suspension, according to the party, became necessary after it was discovered that he was involved in anti-party activities.
The State Working Committee of APC has ratified the suspension.
Inegbeniki is a stakeholder in Esan Central Local Government Area of the State, where he plays his politics.
The State Publicity Secretary of the Party, Peter Enoserogbe Uwadiae Igbinigie Esq. disclosed the position of his party to the press in Benin last Friday, March 24, 2023.
“Arising from a meeting presided over by the State Chairman, David Imuse retd, earlier in the day in Benin-City, the Working Committee ratified suspension of the alleged members pending findings of the 5 – man committee set up to investigate extent of culpability; and come up with recommendations.” He said.
According to him; the Esan Central Local Government Area Chapter of the APC had in a statement dated 21 March, 2023 and signed by Rawlings Ason Ekeoba, Chairman of the Party in the Locality, all the local Government Executive members, leaders and stakeholders, conveyed suspension of Chief Francis Inegbeniki, Deputy Chairman of the Party in Edo Central and 10 others, to the State Working Committee.
Other accused members are: William Shaka Momodu (Ward 5); Raphael Ehimen (Ward 5); Pius Igene (Ward 3); Godfrey Odalo (Ward 3); Francis Ubene (Ward 8); Barr. Kelvin Usifoh (Ward 6); Umane Isesele (Ward 7); Abudu Ugbesia (Ward 1); Aire Ijeh (Ward 4); Solomon Emiohe (Ward 10).
The APC local chapter said in a statement that, the decision to suspend the accused members was taken in a meeting of APC LGA Exco and other stakeholders held on the 20th of March 2023, for allegedly being involved in anti party activities in “the House of Representatives and Assembly elections of 18th March, 2023.