Kano APC Chair­man, Oth­ers Ex­pelled

Sunday Trust - - FRONT PAGE - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Lokoja

The in­ter­nal wran­gling within the Kogi State chap­ter of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) has taken an­other di­men­sion with the ex­pul­sion of the em­bat­tled state chair­man, Al­haji Hadi Ame­tuo and other mem­bers of his ex­ec­u­tives.

The act­ing state chair­man of the party, Al­haji Ahovi Salam Ibrahim, who is lead­ing a fac­tion loyal to Gov­er­nor Ya­haya Bello, an­nounced the ex­pul­sion of Ame­tuo and oth­ers dur­ing a news con­fer­ence yes­ter­day in Lokoja.

The North-Cen­tral Zonal Ex­ec­u­tive of the party had ear­lier an­nounced the sack of the Ame­tuoled state ex­ec­u­tives over al­leged an­tiparty ac­tiv­i­ties, a de­ci­sion which the na­tional lead­er­ship of the party has since dis­owned.

But Al­haji Ahovi main­tained that the ex­pul­sion of Al­haji Hadi Ame­tuo-led excos by the NorthCen­tral Zonal ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee of the party still stands.

Ac­cord­ing to him, Hadi Ame­tuo had a 7-day grace pe­riod to ap­peal his ex­pul­sion by the zonal ex­ec­u­tive of the party as stip­u­lated by the APC’s con­sti­tu­tion and that his fail­ure to go for an ap­peal was an in­di­ca­tion that he agreed with the de­ci­sion.

He noted that the Hadi Ame­tuoled ex­ec­u­tives were free to pitch their tents with other po­lit­i­cal par­ties “which they have been hob­nob­bing with”.

Al­haji Ahovi main­tained that he and his ex­ec­u­tives were be­hind Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari and Gov­er­nor Ya­haya Bello, adding that they would work as­sid­u­ously for their vic­tory in 2019 and 2020.

He said that the re­cent elon­ga­tion of the ten­ure of na­tional and state work­ing com­mit­tees of the party by the Na­tional Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee only favours those com­mit­ted to the good cause of the party “and not the likes of the Hadi Ame­tuoled excos”.

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