The National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State for alleged anti-party activities.
Naija Buzz following confirmation from an undisclosed source can also authoritatively report that the governor was suspended by his party after he was found guilty of the offence leveled against him.
“It is true Governor Akeredolu was suspended. His offence was similar to that of Governor Okorocha and Governor Amosun, that is why he was also suspended too,” our source said.
APC NWC had accused the governor of working against the party.
His suspension reportedly came following a meeting presided over by Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, the Chairman of the ruling APC.
The APC had after the 2019 general elections suspended two other governors (Governors Ibikunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha of Ogun and Imo State respectively) for similar offences.
When contacted by The Punch, Mr. Lanre Isa-Onilu, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, said “no comment”.
Akeredolu will be allowed to defend himself before he will be reinstated or completely expelled from the party (expulsion is however not likely). He had however earlier said that he had received no initial query from the party.
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