UPN suspends Fasehun, appoints Abubakar as Acting Chairman

The Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, has defended the indefinite suspension of Frederick Fasehun, its Chairman and Founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, saying he was running the party as his private property.

The party, which took the decision to suspend Fasehun at the end of its 4th National Executive Committee held in Abuja, also distanced itself from the suit filed by Fasehun against AttahiruJega, the Independent National Electoral Commission chairman, over the controversial additional 30,000 polling units allocated to the North ahead of the 2015 general elections.

The UPN, in a communique read to journalists on Tuesday by AdedejiSalau, its National Publicity Secretary, announced the elevation of ManzoAbubakar, the former Deputy National chairman of UPN, to the position of its acting chairman.

“He is running the party as his private property. That is what he is doing and we have catalogued his offenses in that regard. He is on suspension and his coming back to the party depends on the NEC. What we are against is his dictatorship,” the communique reads.

The UPN also accused Fasehun of placing an advertorial of his unilaterally appointed Chairmen of the State Caretaker Committees.

The communique said this decision was against the legitimately endorsed NEC list advertised in the newspapers adding that, “the Chairman’s action was an affront and deliberate attempt to denigrate the NEC of the party.”

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