The All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended its Edo state Secretary, Mr. Lawrence Okah.
Okah was suspended at an emergency meeting of the State Executive Committee.
State party Chairman, Barrister Anslem Ojezua, said Okah was suspended to allow the committee set up to investigate the allegation against him from his local government.
Ojezua said the suspension of Okah was not a punitive measure but a normal administrative procedure of the party.
“He was just suspended to allow the committee set up to look at the complaints against him. We have not expelled him, no it is not like that. The suspension is not punitive it is just a normal administrative procedure.
Ojezua had earlier said the party would not allow any parallel group within Edo APC saying that such group is cancerous.
“Anybody that is organising a parallel group in the party will have to contend with us. There is no better way to destroy a party than to encourage fractionalization. That one we have zero tolerance for and the constitution provides very expressly that it is not acceptable and we will deal with it,” he said.