Former aide to President Muhammadu Buhari and Chairman of Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Lauretta Onochie has been suspended by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in her ward, Onicha Olona Ward 4, Aniocha North LGA of Delta State.
Onochie was suspended by the executives of party in the ward, over her alleged anti-party activities during the 2023 General Elections in the ward.
In a letter of suspension obtained by GRASSROOT REPORTERS, the party said that she was found campaigning for opposition candidates, especially the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The suspension, signed by 28 Ward Executive members read:
LOSS OF CONFIDENCE AND SUSPENSION OF LORRETA ONOCHIE AS MEMBER OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS（APC）IN ONICHA OLONA WARD 4，ANIOCHA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA. DELTA STATE
We，the under listed are the ward executive members of the All Progressives Congress in Onicha-Olona ward 4，Aniocha LGA，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-Olona Ward 4and 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.
In the light of these grievous infractions discovered in her as stated in Article 21.2（i）（ii），we have lost confidence in her membership of the party and hereby suspend her from the party with immediate effect.