July 19, 2017

Edo Apc Caucus voids suspension of Osagie, 30 others

By Gabriel Enogholase

BENIN—EDO State Caucus of All Progressives Congress, APC, has voided the suspension order on former Minority Leader  in the House of Representatives, Mr. Samson Osagie and 30 others from Uhunmwode Local Government Area  of the state by the party.

Vanguard gathered that at a State Caucus meeting held at the residence of former Governor Adams Oshiomhole on July 17, 2017, the leadership advised the parties to come together having found that the decision to suspend the persons was misplaced.


Quashing the suspension order was sequel to a report of the committee headed by Senator Domingo Obende, which investigated the allegations of anti-party activities levelled against Osagie and 30 other members of the party from the local government.

It was learned that the committee in its report noted that the allegations of anti-party activities against the suspended persons were not proved by Mr. Charles Idahosa and his group and therefore, cannot hold.

The committee also noted that the suspension order did not follow the constitutional procedure for disciplining erring party members.

The committee recommended that those who were suspended have not been treated fairly and that the state government should find a way to compensate them particularly with some appointments.