Abuja - Kogi Loyalty Forum, a wing of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi, has called for the suspension of Prince Abubakar Audu from the party.
The call was made on Wednesday during a protest by some members of the forum at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
“We are calling on the National executives of the Party to suspend Audu for anti-party activities.”
Addressing the media, Dr Goodman Akwu, the leader of the forum, read a statement signed by 21 members of the forum drawn from the 21 local government areas of the state.
According to the statement, Audu had been frustrating the efforts of the opposition party in the state all along.
“Audu single handedly frustrated the coming together of the legacy parties made up of ACN, ANPP and CPC in the state toward the formation of a cohesive force to fight the ruling party to take over the state.”
“His action polarised the party during the membership registration, which was later resolved through supplementary registration,” the statement read.
The group further alleged that Audu handpicked the state executives of the party with impunity, saying “out of 36 positions, only two positions were given to ANPP and CPC.”
“One ex-officio slot was given to ANPP and the Assistant Financial Secretary was given to CPC, while the remaining positions were shared within a faction of ACN,” the statement read.
The forum further alleged that Audu had been hobnobbing with the ruling PDP in the state with the aim of defecting and taking APC members along to the ruling party very soon.
Addressing the protesters, Chief Security Officer at the secretariat, Adamu Aso urged them to remain calm and assured that their messages would be delivered to National Executives of the Party.
Another member of the forum, Dr Yakubu Ugolawo said the leaders of the forum would meet with the National chairman of the party later in the day to resolve the matter.
Responding to the allegations, Audu told some journalists in a telephone conversation that the “group is an agent of PDP.”
He said that the Party’s congress was observed by representatives of the national body of the party.
“All the allegations are baseless and unfounded,” he said.
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