The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has set aside the purported suspension of its Benue Chairman Augustine Agada.
In the early hours of Wednesday, the leadership of APC Ehaje Ward 1 in Owukpa of Ogbadibo Local Government area of Benue State passed a vote of no confidence on Agada.
The ward leadership, in a statement by the ward chairman, Godwin Abah and seven others accused Agada of anti-party activities. They also alleged that when he was invited by the exco but ignored the invitation.
But the highest administrative organ of the party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka on Wednesday night in Abuja said Agada remains the chairman of the party in Benue State.
The statement reads: “The attention of the National Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to media reports of the purported suspension of the Party’s Chairman in Benue State, Mr Augustine Agada, by Party executives in his Ehaje Ward 1, Owukpa, Ogbadibo Local Government Area of the state.
“The party has directed that the said suspension and all related actions in the matter be, and are hereby, set aside pending further review and decision of the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on the matter.
“Therefore, Mr Augustine Agada remains a bonafide member, and the Chairman of the Benue State Chapter, of our party.”