The Delta State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday suspended its state decretary, Chidi Okonji, for allegedly hobnobbing with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
He was also accused collecting N600,000 as grant from the state government.
Reacting to the allegations, Mr. Okonji said the meeting in which he was suspended was illegal.
“The chairman is expected to call a State Executive Working Committee meeting before such decisions are made and they were not up to 11 persons in attendance at that meeting.
“Besides, the directive for the collection of that money which is N500, 000, was given to me by the state chairman.
“He was part and parcel of that money. He told me that the money was meant for interparty from the national fund for political parties and it is our entitlement.”
But the deputy state chairman of the party, Cyril Ogodo, explained that the decision to suspend the APC scribe was taken during a meeting by the State Executive Committee, SEC, at the party’s state secretariat in Asaba on Tuesday.
“SEC at the end of the meeting resolved that the state secretary of the party, Okorie, is hereby suspended from office indefinitely pending the report of a five-man disciplinary committee setup to investigate his anti-party activities in accordance with the provision Section 21 of the constitution of our great party,” he added.