The Kogi State Chairman of the Africans Democratic Congress, Kingsley Oggah, has been suspended for allegedly stealing party funds, gross misconduct, amongst other offences.
This followed a vote of no confidence passed on the chairman by his ward executives on August 25, 2022; where he was subsequently suspended.
The suspension was announced in a statement signed by the party’s state Deputy Chairman, Momoh Gomina, on Monday after the state executive council meeting in Lokoja.
The ward executive had transmitted a letter of suspension to the LG executive and the state executive on September 9, 2022.
The state executive after its meeting on Monday ratified the suspension and directed the secretary, Adaji John, to take over the affairs of the party in the interim.
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.”
The PUNCH reports that 13 out of the 15 state executive members of the Kogi state chapter of the ADC signed for the suspension.