Samuel Luka, Bauchi
The Bauchi state Chapter Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Babayo Aliyu Misau has been suspended from the party by the Kukadi/Gundari ward officials of the party in Misau local government area of the state.
Addressing journalists in a press conference on behalf of the Kukadi/Gundari ward Chairman, Ibrahim Lawan Zango in Bauchi on Tuesday, the APC ward Secretary, Aliyu Hassan Adamu said, Hon. Babayo Aliyu Misau was been suspended from office for alleged engagement in anti- party activities during the March 18th governorship election.
It can be recall that the APC lost the gubernatorial election to the PDP’s Bala Mohammed, but won 8 out of 31 State House of Assembly seats.
The Secretary told newsmen that the suspension was effected by the Ward EXCO for Babayo’s alleged involvement in anti-party conducts.
According to him, the action of the party chairman cost the APC vital votes during the series of elections particularly the governorship election.
The Ward EXCo further alleged that Babayo Aliyu Misau did not vote for the gubernatorial candidate of the APC.
The secretary explained that the Ward EXCO therefore found it necessary to suspend the State Chairman, Babayo Aliyu Misau in order to give the party a lifeline in its rebuilding process.
However, in a swift reaction, the state party Chairman, Hon Aliyu Babayo Misau who said he is in Abuja at the time of filing this report, dismissed his purported suspension, describing it as ineffective because it was not done in accordance with the established procedure, guidelines and constitution of the APC.
“I remain the APC state chairman in Bauchi and I have not been removed because due process was not adhered to”, he said.
“Their action is an act of ignorance and those who announced my suspension are not leaders of the party, we have a ward leader of our party.
The party chairman who said that they will meet in court because what they did was a pure exhibition of personal interest, added that some of them are not even leaders of the party in his ward.