The All Progressives Congress (APC) has fired its former Enugu State Chapter chairman, Ben Nwoye, alongside six others for alleged anti-party activities.
The party alleged that Mr Nwoye had conspired with others to illegally confiscate sensitive goods and papers.
It added that five other members were suing the APC in court without finalizing ways to resolve the party’s internal disputes.
The party revealed this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Enugu following an extended meeting of the regional executive committee and the regional senate committee.
In a statement signed by the APC secretary general, Robert Ngwu, the party alleged that Mr Nwoye was expelled for criminal conversion of its property and portraying the party in a bad light.
“Nwoye conspired with some elements to illegally break into the party’s store and unlawfully take away properties and sensitive documents belonging to the party, while under suspension from the National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee.
“All attempts to peacefully recover the properties and documents were unsuccessful.
“Consequently, our legal team, given the critical requirements of the Electoral Law, has written to the national and zonal executive committee to help the state chapter to recover the party’s properties.
“Subject to Article 21 (A), Subsections (ii), (v), (vi), (vii), (ix), and (x) of its constitution, Group Captain. Orji, Mr Kingsley Uduji, Mr Joseph Orji, Mr Chidera Obed, Mr Ododoeze Ocho, and Mr Chukwudi Igwe are hereby expelled from the party for filing a court action without exhausting avenues for redress as provided in its constitution,” the party added.
It noted that the affected members were previously on suspension, adding that the expulsion was in line with APC rules.