‘Though It’s His Right To Air His Views On Party Matters, We Have Expelled Kassim Afegbua For Indiscipline’ – Edo PDP






The Oasis Reporters



June 22, 2022

 

 

 

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Edo state’s unrepentant critic of the PDP ticket given to Atiku Abubakar, Prince Kassim Afegbua is no longer a member of the party, according to a press release issued by the ruling party in the Niger Delta state.





The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this on Tuesday, that the former Presidential Campaign spokesman of the party, has long been expelled from the party and no longer a bonafide member of the PDP in the state.



In a statement, the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Ogie Aigbe Vasco, said Kassim Afegbua was expelled from the party for “anti-party activities”.


 

Edo state PDP during one of their functions.



He said, “The Edo State Chapter of the PDP wishes to notify its members, supporters and critical stakeholders that Prince Kassim Afegbua, a former Presidential Campaign spokesman of our dear party, has long ceased to be a bonafide member of the PDP in Edo State.




“Our attention has been drawn to the numerous media showmanship being put up by a former member of the PDP family in Edo State, Prince Kassim Afegbua in the past few days. Though it is his right as a Nigerian to air his opinions on issues affecting the PDP, but he should not do so with the carriage and comportment of a registered and bonafide member of the PDP.”


It has been known in media circles that Kassim Afegbua had been opposed to the entry of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar into the presidential race especially when major southern stakeholders had insisted that power should shift to the region after being in the north for 8 years in a loosely agreed power sharing deal for inclusivity and unity.


But Atiku Abubakar is from the north, and shares the same ethnic and religious affinity with President Muhammadu Buhari whose tenure expires on May 29, 2023. Buhari is no longer eligible to run for the office, going by Nigeria’s extant constitution.



According to Ogie Aigbe Vasco, “For the records, we bring to the attention of all that for anti-party activities, the Edo State Chapter of the PDP suspended him from party activities for one month on the 3rd of August, 2020. This suspension followed a recommendation from the executive of his Ward 5 in Etsako East Local Government Area.



“He persisted in his anti-party activities into the gubernatorial election in 2020. Subsequently, a six-man Disciplinary Committee was set up to investigate the allegations against him.”



Vasco further noted that “The committee’s recommendations in the report submitted in May 2021 are reproduced below:




“That Kassim Afegbua has displayed gross disobedience to party rules and regulations as contained in PDP Constitution in Chapter 10 Section 58(1) b, c, f, I, m.




“That until Kassim Afegbua appears before the various Disciplinary Committees, he is hereby expelled from PDP in accordance with Chapter 10, Section 59 (1) (g).”



“Following from the above, we reiterate Prince Kassim Afegbua’s expulsion from the party. He is not a member of the PDP Edo State family and should stop deceiving himself to be one,” he added.





PRINCE KASSIM AFEGBUA IS NOT A KNOWN MEMBER OF THE EDO STATE CHAPTER OF THE PDP

PRESS STATEMENT

The Edo State Chapter of the PDP wishes to notify its members, supporters and critical stakeholders that Prince Kassim Afegbua, a former Presidential Campaign spokesman of our dear party, has long ceased to be a bonafide member of the PDP in Edo State.

Our attention has been drawn to the numerous media showmanship being put up by a former member of the PDP family in Edo State, Prince Kassim Afegbua in the past few days. Though it is his right as a Nigerian to air his opinions on issues affecting the PDP, but he should not do so with the carriage and comportment of a registered and bonafide member of the PDP.

For the records, we bring to the attention of all that for anti-party activities, the Edo State Chapter of the PDP suspended him from party activities for one month on the 3rd of August, 2020. This suspension followed a recommendation from the executive of his Ward 5 in Etsako East Local Government Area. He persisted in his anti-party activities into the gubernatorial election in 2020. Subsequently, a six-man Disciplinary Committee was set up to investigate the allegations against him.

The committee’s recommendations in the report submitted in May 2021 are reproduced below:

1. That Kassim Afegbua has displayed gross disobedience to party rules and regulations as contained in PDP Constitution in Chapter 10 Section 58(1) b, c, f, I, m.

2. That until Kassim Afegbua appears before the various Disciplinary Committees, he is hereby expelled from PDP in accordance with Chapter 10, Section 59(1)(g).

Following from the above, we reiterate that Prince Kassim Afegbua expulsion from the party stands. He is not a member of the PDP Edo State family and should stop deceiving himself to be one.

Ogie Aigbe Vasco

State Publicity Secretary

20th June, 2022.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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