The All Progressives Congress ( APC ) in Ward 01 Oredo local government area has suspended General Charles Airhiavbere for alleged anti-party activities during the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
General Airhiavbere who was the APC governorship aspirant in 2016 was suspended at an enlarged meeting of the party where the report of a panel set up to investigate him was upheld.
Among the allegations against General Airhiavbere were that he deliberately withheld tags and other party tools meant for agents and APC faithful thereby hindering their work during the elections.
They also accused Airhiavbere of openly canvassing votes for the PDP.
According to the statement signed by APC Ward 01 executives, “Based on General Airhiavbere unpardonable actions against the APC and coupled with hard evidence against him, we, the executive of Oredo Ward 01 moved a vote of no confidence on Gen. Airhiavbere.
“He is thereby suspended from the APC with immediate effect.”
General Airhiavbere in his reaction said the suspension was a ploy to stop him from contesting for the APC ticket against Governor Obaseki.
Airhiavbere insisted that he would still contest for the governorship under the APC.
He said he was not the only part chieftain in the state that lost in his polling unit and ward and local government