May 29: APC suspends former lawmaker for supporting Atiku

Just a day to May 29, the long awaited inauguration day, All Progressives Congress, APC has suspended former lawmaker representing Ekiti North Federal constituency, in Ekiti State, Bimbo Daramola, for allegedly supporting the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, during the last general elections.

The APC alleged that the ex-lawmaker openly mobilised support for Abubakar and the PDP in the last Presidential and National Assembly elections.

According to the Nation, this was contained in a letter dated 28th May, 2019 and addressed to Daramola.

The letter was signed by the Chairman and Secretary of Ire ward II, Dipo Bejide and Adeola Sefunmi respectively.

Daramola had earlier been summoned by the APC chieftain to defend himself against allegation levelled against him by some party members.

The summon by APC executives in Ire ward 2 was contained in a letter dated May, 16 2019 signed by Ward Chairman and Secretary.

The party said it took the action over failure of the chieftain to submit and appear before the ward executive to clear the allegations.

The letter reads: “From the tone and style of your letter dated 20 May, it is apparent that you are only interested in causing division and disunity in the party by raising mundane, rumoured and unsubstantiated allegation aimed at setting the members at each other.

“To this effect and based on your reply, we wish to put forward to you, what the wards deem as your anti-party activities.

“That on the eve of the 2019 election, you used your house to accommodate PDP thugs, those who eventually unleash mayhem on members of our party, APC.

“That on the eve of the election, you visited the palace of the Onire of Ire where you openly canvassed for PDP presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, whom you openly described as your mentor and benefactor.

“That the party from at your response to your letter where you failed to address any of the above listed anti-party activities.

“Rather you exhibited pride and arrogance and went to the extent of asking if there were party primary in the ward at the last House of Representatives election.

“In view of the above violation and based on the fact that you are not ready to submit yourself to constituted authority of the party.

“We wish to convey the decision of the party to suspend you from the party indefinitely.”

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