- Kassim Afegbua has been suspended by the Edo state chapter of PDP
- The top chieftain was handed a marching order over alleged anti-party activities
- Afegbua's suspension will be extended to one month effective from Sunday, August 2
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Kassim Afegbua, a top chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been given a marching order by the party's Edo chapter over alleged anti-party activities.
Afegbua was said to have hit the wrong cord by allegedly working against the mutual interest of the opposition party as Edo guber election draws nearer.
In a statement by PDP press secretary, Chris Osa Nehikhare, Afegbua will serve a suspension of one-month effective from August 2, 2020.
Nehikhare further disclosed that Tony Aziegbemi, chairman of the PDP in Edo state, has also directed the local government chairman of Etsako East where Afegbua comes from to set up a disciplinary committee to investigate the allegations.
He, however, does not mention whether Afegbua would be given a fair hearing after the disciplinary committee has been constituted.
In a related development, Legit.ng reported that Chief Barnabas Gemade, a former national chairman of the PDP, has moved back to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Gemade dumped the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in a low key ceremony at the weekend at his Mbawar Council Ward, Konshisha local government area of Benue state.
He was followed by hundreds of his supporters to the APC. According to him, his decision to rejoin the APC followed due consideration of his political climate and Benue state, noting that his return to the party was a home-coming.
The politician thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the APC, saying he is committed to joining hands in reshaping the party to become stronger. Gemade was received by Benue APC chairman Comrade Abba Yaro.
Yaro described the politician as a big fish, adding that it is a happy day for the APC.
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