SGF suspended by APC in Adamawa over alleged neglect of party
Failure to assist the party
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gwadabawa ward, Yola north LGA of Adamawa state, has suspended Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF). Addressing a press conference in Yola on Wednesday, Mu’azu Kabiru, chairperson of APC Gwadabawa, said Mustapha failed to assist the party at the ward level when his attention was needed.
During the presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), won the Yola north LGA. In the governorship election, Aisha Binani, governorship candidate of the APC, won the LGA but not by a wide margin.
Failure to recognise party executives
Kabiru said the SGF has failed to recognise the importance of the party’s executives in Gwadabawa who have worked to keep the ward united. The ward chairman did not give a duration for the suspension.
Suspension deemed unconstitutional
However, Samaila Tadawus, acting chairperson of the APC in Adamawa, dismissed the suspension, saying that it was unconstitutional. “We hereby state clearly that such suspension is unconstitutional, null and void and is of no effect, because the state working committee has warned the ward executives in the past to desist from these acts of targeting elders of the party,” Tadawus said.
Approval process for suspension or expulsion
The suspension or expulsion of any party member must be approved by their LGA, state working committee, and the national working committee (NWC) before it can stand.