By Wilson Adekumola
A youth group of the Bauchi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has criticized the suspension of the party’s national ex-officio, Sirajo Dada, by the Gamawa Local Government Area branch of the party, saying it was unconstitutional.
Daily Post reported that the group, under the aegis of APC Concerned Youth Group, made this criticism known on Monday while speaking with journalists in Bauchi, where its chairman, Muhammad Muhammad, declared that the purported suspension was not proper
Muhammad recalled that Dada’s amazing performances led to APC’s victory in Gamawa LGA in the 2023 general election, noting that this birthed the vote of confidence the group passed on the embattled national ex-officio.
He condemned the allegation of anti-party activities levelled against Dada by the local government chairman of the party, Saleh Supa, describing as baseless.
Muhammad then claimed that it was the chairman that was accused of compromise, personalisation of party affairs and working for a certain group of individuals to upset the unity among party members in the state.
He charged the party to probe the actions of the party chairman, Muhammad while calling on the general public to disregard Dada’s purported suspension, noting that the suspension of any national officials of the party must comply with 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.