Lauretta Onochie, the Chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has been suspended by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State.
Onochie was suspended by executives of the party in Onicha-Olona, Ward 4 in Aniocha North following a review on her conduct in the just concluded general elections.
The NDDC chairman was subsequently suspended for allegedly campaigning for candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
The former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari was also accused of instructing allies and supporters to work for the PDP, thereby making the ruling party to lose the election in her polling unit.
In the letter dated March 20, 2023, the executives passed a vote of no confidence on Onochie as well as her suspension.
The letter signed by all Executive members of the ward led by its Chairman, Ogbolu Peter and addressed to the Delta State APC Chairman, reads;
“We, the under listed are the ward executive members of the All Progressives Congress in Oracha Olona ward 4, Aniocha LG. A., Delta State
“We have painstakingly reviewed the conduct of the just concluded general elections at all levels and have noted, with dismay, that Lorreta Onochie, who is one of the leaders of our great party, worked against the success of the party in Onicha Olons Ward 4, and beyond.
“Information available to us show very clearly that she was openly campaigning for candidates of opposition parties, especially the People’s Democratic Party, in the run up to the Presidential and National Assembly, as well as the Governorship and State House of Assembly Election.
“It was also observed that all her allies and supporters were working for the PDP in the state. The evidence of this could be seen in the fact that the party lost in her polling unit (unit 8, ward 4) in the Presidential, Senatorial, House of Representatives, Governorship and State Assembly Elections
“We also noted that she has failed to fulfill her financial obligations to the party and has never attended any ward & LGA meetings or other party engagements.”