APC Suspends Mustapha Salihu, Deputy Chairman

  • APC Suspends Mustapha Salihu, Deputy Chairman
  • 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.

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