The Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) yesterday expelled the previous Commissioner for Info in Edo State, Kassim Afegbua, over alleged anti-party actions.
In a letter signed by the PDP Chairman in Edo State, Tony Aziegbemi, and addressed to the social gathering’s Nationwide Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, the social gathering accused the ex-commissioner of sequence of anti-party actions forward of final 12 months’s governorship election within the state.
However in his response, Afegbua dismissed his alleged expulsion as “laughable and ridiculous,” and promised to have interaction his attorneys on the matter.
Sources defined yesterday that his expulsion could also be linked to the controversy generated by the alleged misappropriation of funds by the social gathering’s management.
Afegbua had accused the PDP nationwide management of misappropriating N10 billion generated by the social gathering from sale of nomination types in 2019.
The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) had since invited some social gathering officers for questioning on the matter.
The expulsion letter learn: “Mr. Kassim Afegbua as a member engaged in a sequence of anti-party actions in his ward earlier than and in the course of the Edo State Gubernatorial Election of September 19, 2020.
“All makes an attempt by his ward, native authorities space and state disciplinary committees to safe his attendance at numerous conferences to clear himself of all allegations proved abortive.
“I hereby ahead herewith to you the expulsion of Mr. Kassim Afegbua as unanimously affirmed by the state disciplinary committee of our social gathering in Edo State.”