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Lagos APGA Passes No Confidence Vote Against Chairman

Posted: Mar 23, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has passed a vote of no confidence on its Chairman, Barrister Kayode Alabi, and suspended him from office with immediate effect.

A statement made available to Independent on Tuesday stated that the party regretted that  Alabi allegedly rejected all entreaties for him to change his ways, hence the full weight of the constitution had to be applied against him to restore the lost glory of APGA in the state.

The party said it relied on Articles 20(4), 20(3b) and 20(2c) and other relevant sections of its constitution for its action, even as a five-man committee has been set up to look into the allegations levelled against Amadi.

The statement disclosed that the decision to suspend Amadi was taken at its Executive Council meeting held over the weekend at the party’s secretariat in Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos.

According to the statement jointly signed all the members present at the meeting, Alabi were accused of involvement in anti-party activities and alleged lack of accountability on the management of party funds.
The statement also stated that Alabi failed to call party meetings since after his election as chairman and had been allegedly running APGA as a private estate.

Other accusations against Alabi included alleged unilateral removal of elected party officials without recourse to the party’s constitution and seizure of the party’s membership cards.
The statement urged members of the public and relevant authorities to withdraw their recognition of Alabi as the party’s chairman in Lagos State, asserting that the national office had been informed of the development.

The statement said Chief Ifeanyichukwu Akata, the party’s Deputy Chairman in the state, was unanimously elected to act as chairman in the interim.

The meeting was attended by chief Sunnny Anoke, the party’s secretary in the state; Chief Michael Ezekwobi, the State Treasurer, and Agummadu Daniel, the State Youth Leader and other party chieftains.