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    ADC suspends Kogi state chairman for allegedly stealing party fund, gross misconduct

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    Olu Samuel, Lokoja

    The Kogi state Chairman of Africans Democratic Congress (ADC), Kingsley Temitope 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 executive on August 25, 2022; where he was subsequently suspended.

    According to a statement signed by the State Deputy Chairman, Mr. MomohJimoh Sule Gomina on Monday after the state executive council meeting in Lokoja stated that “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 ractified 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 Temitope 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 distabilized 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 accomodation; 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.”

    Punch reports 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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