AA suspends national chairman, secretary over Nwosu, fraud

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The National Executive Committee and the National Think Tank Committee of Action Alliance have suspended the National Chairman, Kenneth Udeze and Secretary, James Vernimbe, indefinitely.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, the Deputy National Chairman, Mohammed Abubakar, who took over as the Acting National Chairman said the two men were suspended for alleged anti-party activities and fraud.

He accused Udeze of sponsoring media attacks and making unilateral decisions against the party’s governorship candidate in Imo State, Uche Nwosu.

He said, “We as members of both the NTTC and NEC are aware that about N100m was generated from the sale of nomination forms, expression of interest forms and willful donations from candidates and aspirants during the last election has not been accounted for.

“Every effort made to have the duo of National Chairman and National Secretary to subject the accounts of the party to scrutiny has been rebuffed.

Abubakar said the support of NTTC and NEC for Nwosu was total and absolute.

“That we are aware and in full support of his legitimate actions before the Election Tribunal to reclaim his mandate.

“That we totally dissociate ourselves from the unwholesome acts of Barr Kenneth Udeze and Jones Vernimbe which is self-serving and unpatriotic. We invite the EFCC, ICPC, and INEC, as a matter of urgency to investigate the financial transactions of the party from 2017 to date with a view to unearthing any infractions. Let the corruption tight be extended to the administration of our party funds.”

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