Bauchi APC group condemns suspension of ex officio member
A youth group within the Bauchi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday condemned the suspension of the party’s national ex-officio, Sirajo Dada, by the Gamawa Local Government Area branch of the party.
The group, APC Concerned Youth Group, made its condemnation of Dada’s suspension known at a press conference in Bauchi, where its chairman, Muhammad Muhammad, declared that the purported suspension was inappropriate.
Muhammad said Dada’s outstanding performances led to APC’s victory in Gamawa LGA in the last general election, adding that this informed the vote of confidence the group passed on the embattled national ex-officio.
According to him, the allegation of anti-party activities levelled against Dada by the local government chairman of the party, Saleh Supa, was baseless. Instead, Muhammad alleged, it was indeed the chairman that was accused of compromise, personalisation of party affairs and working for a certain group of individuals to damage the unity among party members in the state.
While calling on the party to investigate the actions of the party chairman, Muhammad called on the public to disregard Dada’s purported suspension, adding that the suspension of any national officials of the party must follow all the provisions of the party’s constitution.
“We stand as members of the All Progressives Congress, APC Bauchi State, to call on the public to disregard the unduly suspended letter signed by the chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Gamawa LGA of Bauchi State stating the suspension of the party’s national ex-officio.
“We want to state very clearly that the suspension of [a] national figure must follow all the provisions of the party’s constitution before its release which in this case the letter did not. The letter lacks all the expected proper authentication portrayed in the constitution of the party,” Muhammad said.