APC suspends serving senator, other
The ruling All Progressive Congress(APC) has reportedly suspended a serving senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District, Ibrahim Oloriegbe and one Waheed Piri for allegedly working against the party during the 2023 governorship election in the state.
This was contained in a letter written by the party’s chairman from Ilorin West Local Area to the state chairman on Thursday, and seen by SaharaReporters, announcing that the suspension of the federal lawmaker as indefinite.
The letter accused Oloriegbe of plotting to ensure APC lost in the 2023 elections in the state because of his failure to secure his returning ticket in the party after being defeated by Saliu Mustapha.
The statement reads: “With reference to the emergency meeting of the Ogidi Ward exco, elders and stakeholders held on the 28 March, 2023 therein they re-appraised the political journey of the ward and review their performances in just concluded general election among other things before them.
“After through and objective review of their activities, the Exco in consultations with the elders and stakeholders of the ward unanimously agreed to general demand of the people of Ogidi Ward on the immediate indefinite suspension of the duo of Sen. (Dr.) Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe and Alhaji Waheed Piri over obvious anti-party activities and gross abuse of political offices which is in line with Article 21(B) I-V of the party constitution”.
The duo was also accused of working with opposition parties.
“This suspension notification for duo is necessary because both of them have become moles in our midst working for the opposition party in our ward and the suspension takes effect from 29th March, 2023.
“Henceforth, the concerned and appropriate authorities hereby are informed about the decision of Ogidi Ward. Thanks and please accept the highest esteem regards of teeming Ogidi Ward APC members. Attached are the signatures of the Executive of the Ogidi Ward, the Party’s Local Government Executives, Elders, and Stakeholders from Ogidi Ward.”