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ACN Overrules Suspension Of National Officer By Rivers Exco

Channels Television  
Updated June 6, 2013

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has overruled the suspension of a national officer by the Rivers State Executive Committee, saying the suspension violates the party’s constitution.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said going by the ACN Constitution, no state executive committee can suspend any national officer of the party.

”In view of this, the status quo remains and we enjoined all our members to allow peace to reign. If anyone has any grievances, the Constitution of the party is clear on what to do,” it said, threatening to sanction any member who fails to adhere to the party’s stand on the suspension.

The state chapter of the party in Rivers state on Monday announced the suspension of its National Treasurer, Chief Kenneth Kobani, and the party’s state Publicity Secretary, Mr. Jerry Needam.

The party, in a statement by its Rivers State Chairman, Esuku Esuku, said the suspension was based on the anti-party activities of the affected members.

The statment accused Needam of being present at the Port Harcourt International Airport to receive the state Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, Mr. Felix Obuah and that he had also issued statements in favour of the state PDP.

Meanwhile, the ACN has warned its members in Rivers State to desist from rumour mongering that is capable of tarnishing the image of the party’s national leadership.

The party warned that disciplinary action will be taken against members found to be deliberately spreading such rumours.