APC suspends deputy chairman,North-East

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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 appear before 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 No Confidence’ in Mr Mustapha Salihu based on the
power vested on us in article 21 D: vi, he is hereby suspended with immediate effect for his inability
to run the party affairs judiciously , prudently and democratically .’’

The secretary revealed that the charges against Salihu included his failure to call meeting as and when due contrary to Article 25 D: 1 , and for allegedly 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 deputy chairman, 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 Executive
Committee , North East, comprising of about 150 members could suspend any official in the zone in line 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 letter was forged.

“ The women leader spoke to me today , She saidthat she was not part of the Abuja meeting where
they took their decision to suspend me,’’ he said.

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