The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made a significant decision on Wednesday, overturning the suspension of Augustine Agada, the chairman of the Benue State chapter. This move followed Agada’s suspension by the executive members of APC Ehaje Ward 1 in Ogbadibo Local Government Area, who accused him of anti-party activities and passed a vote of no confidence against him.
Godwin Abah, the ward chairman, and seven others from the ward issued a statement alleging that Agada ignored their invitations for questioning. Despite the suspension, Agada remained steadfast, asserting that the exco member who signed the statement had lost leadership status since December 10, 2023. He defended himself, emphasizing the need to follow party procedures outlined in the Constitution when disciplining members.
In a turnaround on Wednesday evening, the APC’s NWC nullified Agada’s suspension, instructing that all matters related to the issue be put on hold for further review. The official statement, titled ‘Suspension of Augustine Agada Set Aside – Remains Bonafide Benue State APC Chairman,’ was signed by Felix Morka, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC. The statement emphasized that Agada remained a bona fide member and chairman of the Benue State chapter of the party.