Bauchi APC groups call for suspension of state party Chairman
-Just as defection hits the party
By Ahmed Ahmed
A Coalition of All Progressive Congress APC groups in Bauchi state has called on the National leadership of the party to suspend the state chairman of the party Alhaji Babayo Aliyu for his failure to address the internal crisis of the party in the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Sallau Kafi on behalf of the 46 different groups and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Bauchi.
The groups also called on the chairman of APC stakeholders in the state, Malam Adamu Adamu and the former Speaker of the House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara to within 48 hours suspend the Chairman of the party in the state.
The statement said the failure of the party chairman Aliyu to address the internal crisis rocking the party had led to the mass defection of members.
It alleged that the Chairman was taking the affairs of the party as his personal property by sidelining other Executive members in decision-making.
The groups also alleged that the chairman does not follow financial regulations in spending funds received monthly as contributions from major stakeholders.
The statement equally accused the party Chairman of siding with aspirants before the just concluded party primaries.
“Adopting ‘I don’t care attitude’ with the candidature of the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the state.
“This act was capable of jeopardizing the chances of the APC ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“The mass defection of members from the party to the bad leadership style of the chairman, hence the need for him to step aside for his deputy to lead the party to victory,” the statement said.
Responding, The state Chairman, Aliyu said that he was aware of their allegations and was not disturbed in any way.
He said those who are leaving should keep leaving the party.
“Whatever they say, I can take it to the court. I have seen what they wrote and I’m going to court with it,” he said