By Victor Nwachukwu
Owerri – The Imo State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has suspended the state chairman, Mr Peter Ezeobi.
The SEC made this known through a communiqué signed by the Deputy State Chairman, Mr Chima Nwosu and five others and released to newsmen in Owerri on Tuesday.
The committee cited, among other things, what it described as his (Ezeobi’s) “undemocratic style of leadership that has seen the party lose the confidence of the people.”
According to the committee, Ezeobi has been autocratic and does not allow internal democracy in the party.
“In the past, he had undemocratically suspended Local Government Area (LGA) chairmen of the party. He usurped the position of financial secretary, making himself the custodian of all monies coming into the party’s coffers.
“In view of the aforementioned, the State Executive Committee, therefore resolves, in the final analysis, that Ezeobi is hereby suspended,” it said.
The committee also charged Nwosu to take over the running of the party and the performance of all duties of the state chairman until further notice.
Ezeobi, in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), however bluffed the SEC for taking the decision which he described as ‘lacking in merit.’
He called on APGA members in the state to disregard the resolutions of the committee.
“That decision lacks merit and does not hold water,” he said. (NAN)