The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has suspended General Charles Airhiavbere for alleged anti-party activities during the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

The APC governorship aspirant in 2016 was suspended by the Ward 01 Oredo local government area.

General Airhiavbere was suspended at an enlarged meeting of the party where the report of a panel set up to investigate him was upheld.

The governorship aspirant was accused of openly canvassing votes for the PDP.

Among the allegations against General Airhiavbere were that he deliberately withheld tags and other party tools meant for agents and APC faithful thereby hindering their work during the elections.

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In a statement released and signed by APC Ward 01 executives, they said: “Based on General Airhiavbere unpardonable actions against the APC and coupled with hard evidence against him, we, the executive of Oredo Ward 01 moved a vote of no confidence on Gen. Airhiavbere.

“He is thereby suspended from the APC with immediate effect.”

On his part, General Airhiavbere who immediately reacted to the suspension said it was a ploy to stop him from contesting for the APC ticket against Governor Obaseki.

Airhiavbere insisted that he would still contest for the governorship under the APC.

He said he was not the only part chieftain in the state that lost in his polling unit and ward and local government

Recall, the ruling party suspended two notable members just after the conclusion of the Presidential election.

Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun and Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha were both suspended for anti-party activities in their various states.

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