By Ahmed Ahmed
The All Progressive Congress (APC) in the North East Zone has declared the expulsion and suspensions of the leaders and members of the party in Bauchi state as null and void.
The National Vice Chairman, North East of the party Alhaji Salihu Mustapha made the disclosure while addressing Journalists at the Zonal Secretariat at the end of their Zonal meeting on Wednesday in Bauchi
He said the suspensions and the expulsion of the members were illegal and not acceptable by the National Secretariat of the party.
According to him, “We are also here to have the Zonal meeting to review some pending issues related to the 2023 General elections in the zone.
“We have received a lot of letters, some official, some unofficial of suspension, expulsion and some other measures of ostracisation of our members in various states of the zone.”
“We want to look critically at all these issues, to know where the constitution was not followed and want to assure you that all these people that have been allegedly suspended or expelled
“Remain valid and authentic members of the APC until and unless you duly followed the Constitution, you cannot suspend or expel any member,”he said.
Mustgapha further said the party would not hesitate to decisively deal with any organ or person that purportedly suspend any member without following the due process and the constitution of APC.”
“And, at this level, we want to assure you of our 100 percent support to run this zone in accordance with the constitution of the APC,” The Vice Chairman said.
He said the Zonal chapter constituted a Committee under the leadership of the former Governor of Bauchi State, Mal Isa Yuguda to look into issues of the conduct of the 2023 General elections in the state.
“We came to have a meeting with the EXCO of the party in Bauchi state composed of the members of SEC and LGAs EXCO to assure them of the support of the National on all issues and cases they have in Bauchi state.”
“Also to form a committee that will review the outcome of the 2023 General elections which is chaired by a former Governor of Bauchi State, Mal Isa Yuguda who is to submit a report in the next 2 weeks.” he said