The North-East National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mustapha Salihu, has been suspended over allegations of engaging in anti-party activities. According to a report by Daily Post, Salihu was accused of associating with the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The APC, Rumde ward working committee in Yola North LGA held an emergency meeting on Sunday and considered the immediate suspension of Salihu over “glaring and proven anti-party activities, gross abuse of office and creating crisis within the ranks of the party at all levels which if left unchecked will affect the party at the forthcoming general elections.”
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Salihu’s suspension is said to be for six months and has been communicated to the party leadership in Yola North LGA for transmission to the state working committee. The notice of his suspension read, “Therefore, in compliance with the relevant provisions of the constitution of our great party, the members of the working committee have adopted and approved the suspension of comrade Mustapha Salihu for the period of six months with immediate effect so as to serve as a deterrent to others in the future.”
The committee further stated that they are aware of their responsibilities and will always ensure the supremacy of the party above any personal interest of any person or group of persons, especially when it poses a danger to the party’s chances at the polls. They appreciated the state working committee for their continued support and hope their resolution will receive accelerated treatment.