A coalition of chairmen and secretaries of the All Progressives Congress in Delta-North senatorial district of Delta State has suspended the senatorial chairman of the party, Mr. George Okafor, for allegedly carting away the 2016 Christmas rice meant for the members of the party in the area.
The aggrieved leaders of the party also accused Okafor of being involved in several anti-party activities and allegedly defrauding the nine local government chapters of the party of N10, 000.00 as transportation cost for the rice to be conveyed to their respective offices.
The Oshimili-South Council Chairman of the party, Ben Onwuka, who read a copy of the suspension to newsmen in Asaba, the state capital on Wednesday, on behalf of other members, said after investigation, they found Okafor as unfit to lead the party in the area.
The letter alleged that the senatorial chairman shortchanged the various local government area chapters by holding on to four bags of rice each, while also allegedly collecting N10,000.00 each from the LGAs for the purpose of transporting the bags of rice.
The letter added, “Chief George Okafor, in his usual game of shortchanging, only gave out 20 bags of rice to the Delta-North LGAs and concealed four bags from each LGA, amounting to 36 bags of rice and equally collected the sum of N10,000.00 from each LGA for rice transportation.
“Importantly, his failure to return/refund the concealed bags of rice and the money falsely collected led to our resolution that he is not fit to pilot the affairs of the APC in Delta-North.
“Chief George Okafor is known to be working for the Peoples Democratic Party and has recently collected good money from the PDP to cause serious crises in the Delta-North APC.
When contacted, Okafor dismissed the allegations, noting that those behind his suspension had already been suspended from the party and had no such power to suspend him.
He said the chairman and secretary were suspended for allegedly misappropriating 20 bags of rice meant to be distributed to the leaders and members of the party in their various councils during the last Christmas celebration.