As part of its troubleshooting efforts, the National Working Committee, NWC, of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has lifted its suspension on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, former Governors Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.
Director-General, Voice of Nigeria VON, Mr. Osita Okechukwu and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, also had their suspension lifted.
The decision was a fallout of the NWC meeting of the party held at its national secretariat Monday in Abuja.
In a statement issued after the meeting and signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC said the decision to live the suspension was part of its deliberate policy of fairness and actions targeted at ensuring harmony within the party across the country.
The statement read: “Through the suspension, our party has shown the capacity and willingness to implement its own rules and enforce discipline when there is an infraction.
”We have also shown that no individual is above discipline and that the party would always apply equity and justice in its day to day running.
“We hope the concerned party members will seize this opportunity to fully reconcile themselves with their ward, local government, and state party structures, key into the party activities, and continue to make their own contributions to the growth and stability of the party
“We urge them to also take steps to reconcile with groups and individuals that are important to ensuring a lasting solution to any conflict that may exist in their respective states.”
The party had suspended some of its leaders shortly after the 2019 general elections, following concerns about the roles they played in the elections that were not in the interest of the party.