Our reporter/ The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday night announced the suspension Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs for anti-party activities.
But sources within the ruling party and those close to the Minister told this publication that Onyeama is being punished over his alleged refusal to be part of the ruling party’s contingent currently in US blackmailing Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
He was, according to this person, who spoke on the condition that his name name not be revealed, to lead the team but he politely turned down the offer. A development that did not go down well with those calling the shots in the party presently.
The party also expelled former senate president, Ken Nnamani, Sullivan Chime, a former governor; Eugene Odoh, a former speaker of the state assembly, and Osita Okechukwu, director-general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), among others.
Robert Ngwu, secretary of the APC, who spoke to reporters shortly after the announcement, said anti-party activities undermine the ability of a party to fulfill its role and harm the functioning of democracy.
According to Ngwu, the party has audio, text, and video evidence to back the claim against Nnamani.
“The party is fully aware of the nefarious activities of the previous administration of the party in the 2015 and 2019 general election,” Ngwu said.
“With that in mind, the party reviewed various petitions and reports from the fact-finding committee and the disciplinary committee against some individuals.
“They are Sen. Ken Nnamani, Barr. Sullivan Chime, Hon. Geoffrey Onyeama, Hon. Eugene Odoh, Mr Osita Okechukwu, and others from their different local government areas.
“The petition bothered on anti-party activities and other offences against the APC constitution.”