APGA faction suspends ex-CBN governor, Soludo as party’s crisis deepens

A faction within the troubled All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) under the Jude Okeke has suspended a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo from the party.

Soludo is one of the numerous governorship aspirants jostling for the ticket of the party ahead of the forthcoming November 6, 2021 election.

He was suspended on Wednesday, over allegation of engaging anti-party activities by the factional National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

APGA’s NWC had met on Tuesday, where the decision to suspend Soludo was reached, while the National Executive Committee (NEC) which is the second highest decision-making organ of the party ratified the NWC’s decision on Wednesday.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Comrade Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, said, “The party is ready for the July 1 primary election and the winner will lead APGA to victory at the November 6, 2021 governorship election.”

The Okeke-led faction described the governorship primary election held in Awka, the Anambra state capital, by the Victor Oye- led faction as a sham and effort in futility.

“The NWC of APGA has resolved to suspend former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and governorship aspirant, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo from the party for anti-party activities,” he said.

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