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All Progressives Congress expels chairman for criticizing Buhari

The Caretaker Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Sulaiman Adamu has been suspended for allegedly criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari,

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Penpushing reports that Adamu was suspended in early August by the  Adamawa state chapter of the party, following a leaked audio of him wishing Buhari had died of coronavirus, the comments the party regarded as disturbing.

The spokesman of the ruling party Mohammed Abdullahi, added that a 7-man disciplinary committee was  set up by the State Working Committee(SWC) to investigate the issues in the audio clip and make appropriate recommendations for action.

“Consequently, a 7-man disciplinary committee has been set up by the SWC to investigate the issues in the audio clip and make appropriate recommendations for action. In order to ensure unhindered investigation and fair hearing, the SWC has resolved that the APC Caretaker Chairman, Yola South Local Government (Alh. Suleiman Adamu) who is a member of the State Executive Committee be suspended pending the outcome of the investigation by the 7-man disciplinary committee,” the party declared.

 Penpushing further report that, the party leadership at its 16th meeting on Thursday ratified the expulsion, following the disciplinary committee report, which was set up to investigate the comments

The Interim National Secretary of the party, John Akpanudoedehe  in a statement said the expulsion of Adamu takes immediate effect, stressing that the unwholesome utterances about Buhari  in the leaked audio are capable of tarnishing the party’s image and cast further doubt on its leadership prowess.

“His expulsion from the party takes immediate effect,” APC declared in a statement signed by its interim national secretary. Recall the viral video in which Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu made unwholesome utterances on President Muhammadu Buhari, the leader of the party. He was also found guilty of bringing the image of the party to disrepute thereby creating doubt on his leadership quality and loyalty to the party’,Akpanudoedehe said.

“The CECPC calls on party members to always demonstrate self-discipline and restraint by desisting from acts and utterances that are inimical to the interest of the party, the party scribe stated.

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