- APC in Delta state has expelled a senatorial aspirant, Olorogun Emerhor
- Emerhor was accused of participating in an illegal primary election
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state has expelled Olorogun O’Tega Emerhor from the party for allegedly participating in a parallel primary election conducted by the Chief Cyril Ogodo-led faction.
Emerhor was also accused of violating the rules and guidelines for the party’s primary election by participating in a primary for the Delta Central senatorial seat in the National Assembly.
The party in the statement signed by the state secretary, Chidi Okonji said: "Olorogun O’Tega Emerhor be and is hereby expelled from the Party with immediate effect.
“That this expulsion becomes necessary for organising and participating in an illegal purported primary election for the Delta central senatorial district that took place on the 2nd of October 2018 which was conducted without the authorisation and permission of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Party.
“That uncontroverted evidence in possession of the Party reveals that Olorogun O’Tega Emerhor engaged in the forgery of Party’s election materials (ballot papers), alteration of delegate lists, falsification of nomination results and the tampering with the process of internal democracy of the Party in gross violation of the provisions of Article 21(A)i, ii, iv, vi and xi of the Party’s Constitution thereby bringing the Party into public ridicule and disrepute.
“That the use of unauthorised forged ballot papers by Olorogun O’Tega Emerhor in voting during the said purported primary is a criminal offence for which the Party has forwarded a formal petition to the commissioner of police for his arrest and possible prosecution."
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday, October 2, said the party leadership has sacked the Ahmed Gulak-led committee for the party’s governorship primaries in Imo state.
The Punch reports that Oshiomhole said this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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