APC suspends Cross River commissioner for alleged corruption

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in District 8, Calabar Municipality, has suspended Cross River State Commissioner of Culture and Tourism, Ekpenyong Iso.

Naija News reports that the president and secretary of the party in the neighborhood, Kingsley Ekpe and Gilbert Bassey, made it known in a statement issued on Wednesday.

According to the party leadership, the commissioner was suspended for alleged anti-party activities and embezzlement.

The executives based the commissioner’s suspension on Article 21(D) of the APC Constitution and asked Iso to stay away from all party activities while he was suspended.

The statement says “We are writing to notify you of your 12-month suspension from District 8, Calabar Municipality, from the APC.

“His suspension is based on the recommendations of the disciplinary and investigative committee established to investigate the petition for misappropriation of party funds and anti-party activities filed against him.

“Accordingly, during the pendency of this suspension, which is effective immediately, you must stay away from all party activities. We wish him all the best in his political stay.”

iso reacts

Reacting to the development, the commissioner denied any accusations of anti-partisan activities or embezzlement during the last election.

He said: “The accusations are completely false; there was nothing like anti-partisan activities or embezzlement during the last election.

“The district executive of the party will meet soon to refute the statement because his claims are baseless.”

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