The Secretary of the All Progressives Congress , North East Zone , Abubakar Ajiya, on Saturday announced the suspension of Mustapha Salihu, the Zonal Chairman of the zone .
Ajiya, in a letter addressed to Salihu through the National Chairman of the APC , Comrade Adams Oshiomhole , entitled ; ‘Re: Letter of Vote of No Confidence’ which was made available to the News
Agency of Nigeria in Abuja , said the suspension was in line with the party ’s article 21 D.
The letter read : “ Having failed to fulfill or appearbefore this Honourable body , the North East Zonal
Office called upon at Jose Martins Crescent, Asokoro , Abuja dated 11 /10 /2018.
This letter is an expression of our `Vote of NoConfidence’ in Mr Mustapha Salihu based on the
power vested on us in article 21 D: vi, he is herebysuspended with immediate effect for his inability
to run the party affairs judiciously , prudently anddemocratically .’’
The secretary revealed that the charges againstSalihu included his failure to call meeting as and
when due contrary to Article 25 D: 1 , and forallegedly causing disunity among members of the
party in the zone.
Ajiya further announced that a three -Man committee had been inaugurated to look into allegations leveled against the deputy chairman.
According to him , members of the investigative committee are Alkali Kolo , Sani Haruna and Abdulkadir Abdulkadir.
But when contacted on telephone , the APC deputychairman, dismissed the allegations against him ,
saying those who took the decision to suspend him had no constitutional rights to do so.
He explained that only 1/3 of the Zonal ExecutiveCommittee , North East, comprising of about 150
members could suspend any official in the zone inline with Article 12 .6 of the party .
Ajiya, who described his suspension as a joke ,alleged that the signature of the Women Leader,
Amina Manga, on the purported suspension letterwas forged.“ The women leader spoke to me today , She said
that she was not part of the Abuja meeting where they took their decision to suspend me,’’ he said.