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PDP Expels Kassim Afegbua for ‘Anti-Party Activities’

PDP Expels Kassim Afegbua for ‘Anti-Party Activities’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expelled the former commissioner for information in Edo State, Kassim Afegbua, over alleged anti-party activities.

The party on Saturday accused the ex-commissioner of series of anti-party activities ahead of last year’s governorship election in the state.

Afegbua’s sacking was contained in a letter by the PDP chairman in Edo State, Tony Aziegbemi, and addressed to the party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus.

This development may be linked to Afegbua’s role in the exposure of alleged financial misappropriation surrounding the party’s leadership.

Afegbua had accused the PDP national leadership of misappropriating N10 billion generated by the party from sale of nomination forms in 2019.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had since invited some party officials for questioning on the matter.

The expulsion letter read: “Mr. Kassim Afegbua as a member engaged in a series of anti-party activities in his ward before and during the Edo State Gubernatorial Election of September 19, 2020.

“All attempts by his ward, local government area and state disciplinary committees to secure his attendance at various meetings to clear himself of all allegations proved abortive.

“I hereby forward herewith to you the expulsion of Mr. Kassim Afegbua as unanimously affirmed by the state disciplinary committee of our party in Edo State.”

Afegbua has dismissed his alleged expulsion as “laughable and ridiculous,” and said he would consult his lawyers to know what actions to take next.


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