…SWC Tags Suspension Null, Void, Unconstitutional
There were discordant tunes as the Gwabadawa ward chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Adamawa State has suspended the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, indefinitely for losing his polling unit to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the presidential and governorship polls, just as the State Working Committee of the party has declared the purported suspension, null, void and unconstitutional.
The party, at the ward level disclosed that Mustapha did not contribute to the victory of its presidential and governorship candidates in the 2023 general elections.
Announcing the suspension of the SGF at a press conference in Yola, the chairman of Gwadabawa ward, Mu’azu Kabiru, said that Mustapha was not committed to APC’s victory at the presidential election.
He stated that the indefinite suspension followed complaints from his ward, adding that no individual could be above the party that gave them the platform.
But in a sudden twist to the announcement of the indefinite suspension slammed on the SGF, the State Working Committee, SWC, of the party, under the leadership of the acting Chairman, Chief Samaila Tadawus, declared the announcement as “unconstitutional, null and void and of no effect.”
The Adamawa State APC SWC, also announced the directive on the local government executive committee of Yola North, to constitute a disciplinary committee to immediately investigate and recommend appropriate action.
Secretary of the party, Dr. Raymond Chidama, who addressed journalists at the party secretariat on behalf of the SWC, frowned at the penchant of party members, who were being sponsored by “opposition elements within the party with malicious intent to attack elders of the party through actions that flagrantly disregard the party’s constitution.”
He said, “We hereby state clearly that such suspension is unconstitutional, null and void and is of no effect, because the state working committee, SWC, has warned the ward executives in the past to desist from this acts of targeting elders of the party and disregarding constitutional provisions, appropriate sanctions will be applied after thorough investigations.”
The apetu added, “We hereby state clearly that such suspension is unconstitutional, null and void and is of no effect, because the state working committee has warned the ward executives in the past to desist from these acts of targeting elders of the party.
“The suspension or expulsion of any party member must be approved by their local government area, the state working committee, and the National Working Committee, NWC, before it can stand.”