On Monday, a youth organization affiliated with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi State denounced the Gamawa Local Government Area branch of the party for suspending Sirajo Dada, the party’s national ex-officio.
At a press conference in Bauchi, the organization APC Concerned Youth Group expressed its disapproval of Dada’s suspension. Its chairman, Muhammad Muhammad, argued that the alleged suspension was improper.
In the most recent general election, Dada’s outstanding performances, according to Muhammad, helped the APC win in Gamawa LGA. He also said that this contributed to the group’s decision to give the embattled national ex-officio a vote of confidence.
According to him, the allegation of anti-party activities leveled 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, personalization 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 are All Progressives Congress (APC) members from Bauchi State, and we are urging the public to disregard the letter that was improperly suspended, according to the chairman of the APC in Gamawa LGA of Bauchi State. The letter stated that the party’s national ex-officio had been suspended.
“We want to make it very clear that the suspension of [a] national figure must adhere to all party constitution requirements before it is made public, which in this case the letter did not. According to the party constitution, the letter does not contain any of the required proper authentications, Muhammad claimed.