The management of Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi has suspended a senior staff member of the institution, Raliya Kashim, for campaigning for Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
Penpushing reports that, the suspension letter by the Bauchi State Government owned institution and signed by the Public Relations Officer of the polytechnic, Maimako Baraya, pointed out that the staff knew that the state’s public service rule prohibits civil servants from participating in partisan politics
“The employee recently posted videos containing campaign materials of the presidential and the governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is a clear violation of the code of ethics for public servants’ the letter said.
“The management of the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic wishes to categorically state that the institution is a professional entity governed by rules and it shall leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all employees respect the laws of the institution’, the letter reads.
“We wish to assure the general public that there would be no sacred cow and it will never be intimidated by the activities of political jobbers, fifth columnists and enemies of the state’, the letter emphasised.
The polytechnic spokesman explained in the letter that, the suspension of Kashim, who is Deputy General Manager of Consultancy Services of the Polytechnic was not politically motivated, as maybe insinuated in some quarters
“The action taken by the management against the employee in question was consequent upon the above. Any attempt by anybody to elude any motive from any quarter is a cheap attempt to score political gain’.
“For the avoidance of doubt and for the information of the general public especially the good people of Bauchi State, the management of Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi wishes to state categorically that the institution is a professional entity governed by rules and regulation and having achieved this feat it shall leave no stone unturned in its determination to ensure that all its employees maintain the highest level of professionalism and respect for the rules of the institution’ Baraya added.
Penpushing also reports that, Bauchi State is governed by the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while as at the time of filing this report, the suspended staff could not be reach for his own reaction.
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