Uba Nana’s removal as Bauchi APC chairman illegal, supporters declare

A coalition of Bauchi State APC supporters on Thursday condemned the purported removal of Uba Ahmed Nana led state APC Executive council by a group within the party saying that it lacks legal backing to do so.

This is coming as the recent purported removal of the APC chairman, Uba Nana and members of his Executive council by a faction within the party led by Ibrahim Ago has continued to elicit reactions from party stalwarts and supporters.

The coalition in a press release signed by its Organizing Secretary, Joseph Samuel Ciroma and issued to newsmen on Thursday stated that the faction was allegedly sponsored to smear the good image of Uba Nana and his executive members.

The coalition stated further that, “We wish to categorically bring to the notice of the general public that the said Sponsors of this purported action are not legitimate members of the APC, we don’t know them as bonafide members of the APC in Bauchi state”.

It further explained that “Aside from this, the Constitutional provision as envisaged in article 21 sub-A, B, C and D Clearly Spelt out the modus of any Disciplinary action against an Erring member or Elected officer which none was Adhered to”.

The coalition further alleged that those purported to have organized the press conference never contested for the party’s leadership when the state chairman was duly elected during the last Congress of the party held on 20th June 2018.

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It, however, accused the PDP led government in the state of sponsoring the faction with a view to bringing rancour within the party hierarchy.

“In view of the foregoing, the Coalition wish to state in strong terms that the Nefarious activities of those political Demagogues will not be condoned, While Reaffirming our total support and unreservedly loyalty to the Leadership of Hon. Uba Ahmad Nana and his Executive council members.” The statement concluded.

In the same vein, Barely 48 hours after announcing the suspension of Sen Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa representing Bauchi North Senatorial District of Bauchi State from membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the ward level, leaders of the Kafin Kuka /Tsakuwa/Kofar Gabas have retraced their steps and withdraw the suspension.

In a three-paragraph letter/press release signed by the APC ward Chairman, Sa’adu Mohammed the Executive members stated that the purported suspension was done in error and has been withdrawn.

The letter reads: I, Sa’adu Mohammed, ward Chairman of Kafin Kuka /Tsakuwa/Kofar Gabas hereby apologize on what happened on 9/6/2020 at a meeting with some of my executives. I was called by the mother party that what we did was wrong and out of the constitution of APC”.

It further contained that, “that I cannot take decisions on my own, I hereby apologize and that Sen Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa remains a valid member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kafin Kuka /Tsakuwa/Kofar Gabas ward. I seek your apologies”.

20 members of the executive in the ward signed the appendix to the letter to signify that it was a collective decision urging all those offended by the previous action to allow peace to reign within the party in the area and the state as a whole.

It will be recalled that on Tuesday, the ward executive members of the APC announced the suspension of Sen Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa from the party for what they alleged as absenteeism and lack of consideration for the party members.

 

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