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The Anambra State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday, sacked its publicity secretary, Mr. Okelo Madukaife for allegedly involving in anti-party activities.
The State Chairman of the party, Mr. Basil Ejidike made this decision public during a press briefing in Awka, the Anambra State capital. He stressed that Okelo had no power to congratulate Soludo for winning the just concluded Anambra Governorship election.
According to the Chairman, Okelo was suspended in June this year, stressing that he has no reason to be parading himself as an official of the APC.
He lamented that Okelo recently appeared on a national television to congratulate Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) when APC was still studying the outcome of the November 6 election.
Ejidike said: ‘Okelo was suspended in June this year. Someone who was suspended from the party went on air claiming to be making statements on behalf of the party and we feel disturbed. We feel that such a situation should not be allowed.
‘If you are not with the party, you are not with it. You cannot be out of the party and still be speaking for the party.
‘Since June 2021, Okelo has been raining abuses on APC and its leadership and to put the records straight, he has not been attending meetings and activities of the party.
‘His suspension followed his indictment over his involvement in anti-party activities.
‘He has since then been replaced by the State Assistant Publicity Secretary, Mr. Nonso Chinwuba in line with the constitution of the party.
‘The party, therefore, enjoins the general public and the media, in particular, to desist from dealing with him as an agent of APC. As it stands, Okelo Madukaife does not belong to APC.
‘We wish to state categorically that as far as the Anambra Governorship poll is concerned, we have not congratulated anybody as the party is still studying the situation with a view to approaching the court to challenge the poll.’
The candidate of the APC, Andy Uba has since vowed to challenge the outcome of the poll in court.
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