APC Suspends National Vice Chairman, Mustapha Salihu Five Days To Election
The North East National Vice-Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mustapha Salihu has been suspended five days before the 2023 general elections.
Salihu and his ward chairman, Abdulkadir Abdullahi, were suspended ahead of the presidential slated for Saturday, February 15, following allegations of anti-party conduct.
The APC leaders were accused of associating with Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Notices of their suspension were signed by Abdulhadi Ahmed, vice-chairman of the Rumde ward, and Garba Mohammed, ward secretary.
Salihu’s suspension read, “The All Progressives Congress, Rumde ward working committee, Yola North LGA held an emergency meeting on Sunday 19th February, 2023 and considered among many other things before it, the immediate suspension of the north-east vice-chairman of the APC, Comrade Mustapha Salihu over glaring and proven anti-party activities, gross abuse of office and creating crisis within the ranks of the party at all levels which if left unchecked will affect the party at the forthcoming general elections.
“Therefore, in compliance with the relevant provisions of the constitution of our great party, the members of the working committee have adopted and approved the suspension of comrade Mustapha Salihu for the period of six months with immediate effect so as to serve as a deterrent to others in the future.
“This committee is very much aware of the responsibilities vested on it by the party and will always ensure the supremacy of the party above any personal interest of any person or group of persons especially when that poses danger to the chances of the party at the polls.
“While appreciating the state working committee of our party for your continued support, we hope our resolution will receive accelerated treatment.”
Their suspension has been communicated to the party leadership in Yola North LGA for transmission to the state working committee.
Meanwhile, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi for the 2023 elections.