EPM cannot suspend APC members – Obaseki

EPM cannot suspend APC members – Obaseki

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:47 pm

By Jethro Ibileke

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said that members of the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM), do not have the power to suspend any member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the State, as they are not recognised by the constitution of the party.

In a statement, Osagie said any decision taken by members of the EPM is ultra vires, null and void, and not binding on any bonafide member of the APC in Edo State.

According to him, “The rogue organisation, Edo Peoples Movement (EPM), claiming to have suspended the Governor, the Deputy Governor and the Secretary to the State Government in Edo State is outlawed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.”

He continued, “This group was operating against the provisions of the constitution of the APC and was proscribed by the party. The group is therefore unknown to law. Hence, it cannot take any disciplinary action against any member of the APC.”

“The kangaroo meeting of the rogue group was held at the residence of Gen. Charles Airhiavbere, who himself has been suspended by the party in the state. So whatever decision that might have been taken by the group is ultra vires, null and void,” he added.

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