APC sus­pends Gombe as­sem­bly mi­nor­ity leader

Daily Trust - - POLITICS - From Haruna Gimba Yaya, Gombe

The All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) in Gombe State has an­nounced the sus­pen­sion of the Mi­nor­ity Leader of the Gombe State House of As­sem­bly, Al­haji Ahmed Us­man Haruna.

The Zonal Vice Chair­man of the party, Mr. Julius Ishaya, dis­closed this while ad­dress­ing news­men yes­ter­day at the party sec­re­tariat.

Our cor­re­spon­dent re­ports that the law­maker’s sus­pen­sion fol­lowed a re­cent failed at­tempt by four of the eight mem­bers of the party in the as­sem­bly to im­peach him after he granted a press con­fer­ence de­nounc­ing the re­cent con­gresses of the party.

Ishaya said the law­maker was sus­pended for six months after he was al­legedly found guilty of vi­o­lat­ing the party’s con­sti­tu­tion by claim­ing that the re­cent con­gresses of the party were not held.

The party stal­wart said they viewed the mi­nor­ity leader’s ac­tion as an­tiparty and em­bar­rass­ing, which he said had brought the Gombe APC into con­tempt and ridicule.

When con­tacted, the em­bat­tled Ahmed Haruna told news­men that the party lead­er­ship could sus­pend him but that it lacked the pow­ers to re­move him as mi­nor­ity leader.

He said only mem­bers of his party in the as­sem­bly had the power to re­move him through a vote on the floor of the house.

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