The African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ondo State has suspended its secretary, Mr Jephter Obalopo, alongside eight members of the executives over alleged misconduct and anti-party activities.
The Chairman of the party, Bisi Ogungbemi, announced the suspension on Tuesday in Akure.
Others suspended are Mr Samuel Adeusi, Treasurer; Mr Femi Balogun,Legal adviser; Mr Idowu Akinrionla, Publc Relation Office;Mrs Hellen Ogunboye, Women Leader; and Mr John Olatunji, Welfare Officer.
Mr Fape Omodara, Youth Leader; Mr Ademola Omoogun, Financial Secretary and Mr Olympus Akinlosotu, Auditor were also suspended.
Ogungbemi alleged that the suspended members had been soliciting funds from opposition parties for themselves, saying this was against the party’s constitution.
He alleged that the suspended members made an attempt to suspend him because of his refusal in joining them in their anti-party activities.
Ogungbemi said all the allegations levelled against him were false and unfounded, adding that further actions against them would be announced later, NAN reports.
He said that the allegation levelled against him on refusal to call for meetings was due to lack of funds.
“We can’t call people from far for meeting without giving them transport fares,” he said.