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KOGI: ADC suspends chair over alleged theft, misconduct

THE African Democratic Congress’s State (ADC) Chairman, Kingsley Oggah, has been suspended for allegedly embezzling party funds and engaging in severe misconduct, among other offenses.

This came after the chairman was suspended on August 25, 2022, after his ward executives gave him a vote of no confidence.

The party’s state deputy chairman, Momoh Gomina issued a statement announcing the suspension, after the state executive council meeting in Lokoja today.

The ward executive forwarded a letter of suspension to the LG executive and the state executive on September 9, 2022.

Following its meeting today, the state executive approved the suspension and gave the secretary, Adaji John, the order to run the party’s operations for the time being.

The statement reads partly, “Consequent on the development, working members of the State Executive Committee has adopted the vote of no confidence passed on him and the subsisting suspension order from the organs of the party in the state.“

“Mr Kingsley Oggah’s suspension was due to various anti -party activities, gross misconduct, unguarded utterances aimed at bringing the image of the party to disrepute, attempts to distabilise our great party through undue negative publicity in contravention of Article 6, section 1, 2 and 4; Article 22 section 6 and Article 32 which deals with the Oath of office.

Other offences are the embezzlement of money meant for the Ward office accommodation; misappropriation of fund for the just concluded primary elections, and non payment of wards dues.

“The State Secretary, Comrade Adaji John, has been directed to take over all property of the party in possession of the suspended chairman, as well as direct the affairs of the party in the interim.”

Reports reveal that 13 out of the 15 state executive members of the Kogi state chapter of the ADC signed for the suspension.

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