Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been suspended from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for suspected anti-party conduct.
The National Executive Committee (NEC), the party’s second highest decision-making body, suspended Soludo on Wednesday after ratifying the resolution of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
The Jude Okeke-led faction controlled the National Executive Committee.
The party’s National Working Committee convened on Tuesday, where the decision to suspend Soludo was made, according to the Daily Trust.
Meanwhile, the party’s internal problem has been exacerbated by the suspension of a previous governorship candidate in Anambra State.
“The party is preparing for the July 1 primary election, and the winner will lead APGA to victory at the November 6, 2021 governorship election,” stated Comrade Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, the party’s Acting National Publicity Secretary in Abuja.
The Victor Oye-led faction’s governorship primary poll in Awka, the Anambra state capital, was described by the Okeke-led faction as a fraud and a futile endeavor.
“The APGA National Working Committee has resolved to exclude Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and governorship hopeful, from the party for anti-party activities,” he added.