- The AAC has moved against its state chairman in Edo, Afiz Lawal
- The party has already written a letter to INEC informing the electoral body of the state chairman's sack
- Lawal was accused of frustrating the effort of the party to submit a valid candidate for the forthcoming Edo polls
The African Action Congress (ACC) has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) informing the electoral body of the sack of its Edo state chapter chairman, Afiz Lawal.
The party in a letter addressed to the INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said the leadership of the party comprising the National Executive Committee and Central Working Committee has dissolved the state executive in Edo state with immediate effect.
The letter was signed by ACC national chairman, Dr Leonard Nzenwa.
He said the decision to sack Lawal from office followed the refusal of the Edo state chapter of the party to submit details of the primary held on Wednesday, June 24 at the Samual Ogbemudia Stadium to his office for onward transmission to the INEC.
Nzenwa said the action of the Edo AAC chairman frustrated the effort of the party to submit a valid candidate for the forthcoming governorship election in the south-south state.
Part of the letter read: “For working to stop the party from submitting the name of a valid candidate for the party to INEC and also withholding supporting documents like the affidavit and personal particulars of the candidate that would have helped in the submission process the Afiz Lawal led executive has clearly shown that he and the Executive do not mean well for the party.
“This, the party view, as a treacherous act by an official that should not be overlooked as it has not only embarrassed the party and ridiculed her but also undermined efforts of its leadership work to win the Edo gubernatorial poll.
“Pursuant to Section 59 ((h) (l), Mr Orlando Ogbodo has been appointed as chairman of the executive committee to man affairs of the party in the state pending when a congress will be held in the state.”
The statement further revealed that a three-member disciplinary committee will review the issue and recommend further disciplinary action or otherwise.
Members of the committee include Hammed Lawal; AAC deputy national secretary, Marcel Medewar; AAC deputy national chairman, south-south and Francis Abayomi; national treasurer.
Meanwhile, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo state, Kassim Afegbua, has declared that he will not support Governor Obaseki's ambition to be re-elected for a second term in office.
Afegbua, a former spokesman to General Ibrahim Babangida, disclosed this on Monday, June 29 during an interview with Channels Television.
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