The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of Bako ward in Yola South local government, Hamidu Jika Shago has distanced himself from what he called Kangaroo, cash and carry suspension of the state organizing secretary of the party Mustapha Ribadu saying the shambolic action can’t last the test of time.
In a letter he wrote to the state acting chairman of APC, Samaila Tadawus, Shago accused some wounded moneybags who think they can play God behind the action noting that the party is bigger than individuals no matter how highly placed.
He said the security agencies have been involved in the matter in order to tackle those whose aims is to fan the embers disunity and conflict in the party in order to massage their ravenous appetite for power at all cost.
In the letter, Shago attested that neither constitutionality nor due process was followed in the purported suspension urging the chairman of the party to immediately institute an inquest to unravel the grotesque faces behind the sordid action.
Shago’s letter followed a purported suspension of the organizing secretary, Mustapha Ribadu over alleged anti-party activities by some exco members of Bako ward.
Read Bako APC chairman’s letter to state acting chairman of the party below.
The acting chairman
All Progressives Congress
Yola – Adamawa State
Re: RESOLUTION FOR THE SUSPENSION OF THE STATE ORGANISING SECRETARY OF APC, ADAMAWA STATE IN PERSON COMRADE MUSTAPHA ATIKU RIBADU.
The above subject refers.
I received the news of the purported suspension of Mustapha Atiku Ribadu, a patriotic, selfless and hardworking member of our great party with utter shock and trepidation as I’m neither aware of such purported action nor pertook in it.
I wish to use this medium to therefore disabuse the minds of the teeming APC members in Adamawa State hat no such action took place as it is in the realm of rumour since it was not a child of constitutionality.
For clarity, I wish to draw the attention of our party faithfuls that article 21.3 and article 27 of our great party stipulated the actions that must be observed before a member could be suspended such as the approval of the venue by the party leadership, letter of query to the erring member and right of fair hearing.
All these constitutional provisions are not adhered to. It is in this respect I wish to notify my respected state chairman and peace loving members of our party that no such action took place.
I also call on the party organ to disregard social media hype spreading such unfounded, fake and malicious story.
While calling on our respected leadership to beam it’s searchlight on some agents provocateurs who want to destroy our party, please accept the assurances of my highest regards.
Hamidu Jika Shago
Ward chairman Bako ward.