The All Progressives Congress (APC), Edo State chapter in Egor Local Government Area has suspended Henry Idahagbon, a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the State, for alleged anti-party activities.
The party leadership announced the development on Monday, adding that the decision to suspend him was made based on the findings of a disciplinary committee formed to investigate him in accordance with Article 21 (B) of the APC constitution (March 2022 as amended).
When the APC chieftain was contacted by the Leadership to respond to the suspension, he said there was nothing to it, adding, “It is just an April Fool joke coming at the end of April.”
The suspension letter, signed by the party’s chairman in Egor LGA, Chief Emmanuel Iyase, Osaro Osa Eribo (Vice Chairman), Hon Joshua Uwagboe (Secretary), and 17 others, was addressed to the party’s state chairman, Col. David Imuse (rtd), Engr Lawrence Okah, and copied former Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
Part of the suspension notice reads;
That subject to the hallowed provisions of our party’s constitution and the right to fair hearing Barr. Henty Idahagbon was invited severally by the Local Government disciplinary Committee but blatantly refused to honor the invitation thereby flouting rules, regulation and decisions of the party (see article 21: vii of APC Constitution)
That Barr Henry Idahagbon encouraged sponsored and openly aided aspirants against the party and devoted his chambers to challenge and file an action in court against the party which said case in suit no. FHC/13/CO/52/21 against the party without first exhausting all avenues for redress as enshrined in the hallowed provisions of our party’s constitution. This of course is in contravention of article 21. Xi of APC Constitution.
That we have irrefutable facts, that Barr Henry Idahagbon did not vote in the last electons. This fact