The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa has suspended the party executives of Gwadabawa wards, Yola-North LGA, over the alleged unconstitutional suspension of Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
Raymond Chidama, the state secretary of the party, at a news conference on Saturday in Yola, said the suspension of the executives was indefinite.
“The SWC, therefore, approved the removal from office of all exco members of Gwadabawa ward with immediate effect.
“Indefinite suspension of all exco members of Gwadabawa ward from the party and constitution of seven-man committee as recommended” has been approved,” he said.
He said the State Working Committee (SWC), under Samaila Tadawus, received the resolution of the Yola-North Executive Committee on the unconstitutional conduct of the suspended exco members for announcing to the media they suspended SGF from the party.
He said the LG executive committee recommended their indefinite suspension and the formation of a caretaker committee.
Mr Chidama said the SWC also considered the confidence bestowed on the SGF by the president, who gave him a national honour, and several letters of commendation and appointed him to chair key federal government committees and councils, the latest being the Presidential Committee on Transition.
According to him, the SWC, therefore, views the activities of these people as an embarrassment to the national chairman, the president and the party.
The secretary directed all suspended members to hand over all party properties to the chairman of Yola-North immediately.
“All lower organs of the party are reminded to consult widely with their Stakeholders before engaging in this type of white elephant investments in the future,” he said.
The APC leadership in Gwadabawa ward on Wednesday suspended Mr Mustapha from the party for alleged anti-party activities and not winning his polling units during the general elections.
The SWC immediately voided the suspension and directed local government officials to form a disciplinary committee for appropriate action.