Delta APC suspends NDDC chairman, Lauretta Onochie over alleged anti-party activities

Delta APC Suspends NDDC Chairman, Lauretta Onochie over alleged anti-party activities

Delta APC Suspends NDDC chairman, Lauretta Onochie over alleged anti-party activities

The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended the chairperson of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Ms. Lauretta Onochie, from the party.

Following a review of her conduct during the just concluded 2023 general elections in the State, executive members of the party in Onicha-Olona Ward 4 in Aniocha North local government area of the State, approved her suspension from the party.

A copy of her suspension letter made available to our correspondent stated that she was allegedly found campaigning for candidates of other political parties, especially the rival People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

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Her allies and supporters were said to have also worked for the PDP, thereby making APC to lose the elections in her polling unit and other places.

A loss of confidence votes was passed on Onochie by Ward executives of the APC, saying that she has never met her financial obligations to the party neither did she attend Ward and LGA meetings or any of the party’s engagements alike.

The suspension letter signed by 27 ward executives reads thus; “We, the under listed are the ward executive members of the All Progressives Congress in Onicha-Olona ward 4,Aniocha LGADelta State. We have painstakingly reviewed the conduct of the just concluded general elections at all levels and have noted, with dismay, that Lorreta Onochie, who is one of the leaders of our great party, worked against the success of the party in Onicha-Olona Ward 4,and beyond.

“Information available to us show very clearly that she was openly campaigning for candidates of opposition parties especially the People’s Democratic Party, in the run-up to the Presidential and National Assembly, as well as the Governorship and State House of Assembly Election.

“It was also observed that all her allies and supporters were working for the PDP in the state. The evidence of this could be seen in the fact that the party lost in her polling unit (unit 8, ward 4) in the Presidential,Senatorial, House of Representatives, Governorship and State Assembly Elections.

“We also noted that she has failed to fulfill her financial obligations to the party and has never attended any ward&LGA meetings or other party engagements.

“In the light of these grievous infractions discovered in her as stated in Article 21.2(i),(ii),we have lost confidence in her membership of the party and hereby suspend her from the party with immediate effect.”

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