Mr. Okelo Madukaife, the publicity secretary of the Anambra State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been sacked for alleged anti-party activities, including congratulating the winner of the recently concluded governorship election, Professor Charles Soludo.
Mr. Basil Ejidike, the party’s state chairman, revealed this at a press conference in Awka. He claimed that Okelo was suspended in June of this year and hence has no reason to act like an APC official.
However, the embattled publicity secretary stated that the chairman is on his own, adding that he has been performing his duties as the party’s spokesman.
According to the party chairman, Okelo has continued to flaunt himself in public as publicity secretary, even appearing on national television to congratulate Prof Chukwuma Soludo as the winner of the governorship election while the party hierarchy was still analyzing the results.
He recalled that Okelo did not challenge his suspension after a panel found him guilty.
Ejidike said: ” Kelo was suspended in June this year. Someone who was suspended from the party went on air claiming to be making statements on behalf of the party and we feel disturbed. We feel that such a situation should not be allowed.
“If you are not with the party, you are not with it. You cannot be out of the party and still be speaking for the party.
“Since June 2021, Okelo has been raining abuses on APC and its leadership and to put the records straight, he has not been attending meetings and activities of the party.