The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State has been suspended.

Joshua Eleti was told to stay off on Monday over alleged misconduct and misuse of office.

The Secretary of the party in the area, Olugbega Fadeyi, stated this at a press conference in Iju- Itaogbolu (Akure North).

He also announced a three-man fact finding committee to look into the allegations made against Eleti.

Fadeyi said the Vice Chairman of the party, Olufunke Adu would take over as acting chairman pending the report of the committee.

Members of the committee are: Kunle Ogunniyi, the Assistant Legal Adviser of the party in the area, Emmanuel Olubi, chairman of chairmen of all wards and  Afolayan Omotayo, Ex-officio.

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According to Fadeyi, the party at the local government level met to review its activities before, during and after the primaries and found the chairman wanting in some areas.

“The Executive committee members after discussions and deliberations discovered that some party officials acted against the conduct and outcome of the Oct. 6 party primaries.

“For instance, specific allegations of gross abuse of office, financial impropriety, negligence and dereliction of duty, an act capable of bringing the party into ridicule were found against Mr Joshua Eleti, our chairman,” he said.

Olufunke Adu promised to work to the best of her ability and according to the constitution of the party.

Eleti, in his reaction, dismissed the suspension slammed on him, saying he was never present at the meeting where the decision was taken.

He maintained that he still remains the chairman of the party in the area, describing the suspension as “a charade”.

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