By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The Zonal Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has formerly suspended the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Timi Frank from the party.
The committee also made a recommendation to the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party that Frank be expelled from the party.
Adopting the committee’s report on Friday at the party’s National Secretariat, Ntufam Hilliard Eta, the Zonal Vice Chairman (South South) of the party informed newsmen that Comrade Timi had been suspended from the party in line with article 1 (d) and (f) of the party’s constitution.
“After exhaustive deliberations the zone has arrived at the confirmation of the recommendations for the disciplinary committee which is to suspend Timi Frank from the party.
“In furtherance of satisfying the provision of the constitution of the APC, I had to call for this emergency meeting of the zone and after very exhausting deliberation, the zone has arrived at the confirmation of the disciplinary committee’s report that one, Mr. Timi Frank be suspended from the party forthwith in line with article 1 (d) and (f), having been accepted by this house, Mr. Timi Frank hereby stands suspended by this party.
“Number two, this zonal committee shall recommend to the National Executive Committee for the expulsion of Timi Frank from this party in line with Article 21 D H (2 and 3) of our constitution. “This is the resolution of the South South Zonal Executive Committee. Hilliard said
Hilliard argued that despite Frank’s claim that the zonal executive committee lacked the constitutional power to prosecute him, he said citing the Article 21 of the party’s constitution saying “the party shall have power to discipline party members, the power shall be exercise on behalf of the party by the respective executive committee of the party at all levels.
“Timi Frank is a member of the NEC, a member of the ZEC and a member of Local Executive Committee and State Executive Committee and World Executive Committee, any of these executive committees can look into petitions against any member including myself,” he said.