The Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC in Enugu East Local Government, Michael Onyeka has been suspended by the party for diverting rice, sent as palliative for members of his party, provided by the Director General, Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu.

The Chairman was accused of diverting part of the rice meant for four wards in his local government, including Mbuluiyikwu ward 2, Ugwogo ward 3, Umuchigbo ward and Mbuluowehe ward.

Three of the affected ward Chairmen; 1. Alum Innocent, Chairman- Mbuluiyikwu ward, Chinedu Nnam, Chairman- Mbuluowehe ward and Mbah Paschal, Chairman- Ugwogo ward, had written a petition to the Barr Ben Nwoye led State Executives of APC.

Brave Views learnt that that the 6-man-panel setup by the State Chairman, headed by Fidelis A. Onuma suspended the party chairman, after he pleaded guilty to the allegation.

The Panel, drawn from the six LGA in Enugu East District, noted that the investigation is in accordance with the party’s constitution.

The Enugu East District Chairman of the APC, Chief Anike Nwoga told newsmen that; “this action is in consonant with the resolve of the party leadership in the state to restore sanity and discipline in the party”; stressing that “the days of impunity by members of the party are over.”

The suspended chairman was accused of diverting 25kg of rice each from the four wards.

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