The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress has suspended the Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu and some others on charges of anti-party activities.
Two sitting governors, Rochas Okorocha of Imo and Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun had earlier been suspended on similar charges.
All the four people suspended are diehard supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari who appeared to have worked at cross purposes with their party in state elections.
Party’s spokesperson, Lanre Isa-Onilu said “the NWC of the APC, has also taken a decision to recommend the expulsion of the suspended persons to the National Executive Committee of the party”.
Isa-Onilu said the party reviewed the serial anti-party activities of the concerned individuals before and during the last Presidential and National Assembly elections and resolved to enforce party discipline in line with our constitution, he said.
It is not quite clear the effect the suspension and possible expulsion of Osita Okechukwu would have on his appointment as Director General of Voice of Nigeria
However, in a statement on VON website, the VON DG said he had not received a letter of suspension from his party but promised to give a detailed response when he was served.
He explained that his purported suspension from the party may not be unconnected with handiwork “enemies” within the party in this season of contestation.
The VON DG listed his contributions to the election as having set up the Zikist-Buharist-Movement (ZBM) and touring the nooks and crannies of Enugu and the South East, canvassing for votes for the party.