Borno: APC chairman suspended for “gross maladministration”
The chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno, Alhaji Auwal Mamman has been suspended indefinitely.
The suspension came on Friday, following what the party executives described as gross maladministration by the chairman in conducting party affairs in the local government.
According to the party executives, who signed the petition and handed over to the state party chairman and secretary in Maiduguri, they have done their part to see that his conduct did not put the party into crises but as he was not forthcoming, they were left with no option than to suspend him from the party.
In a letter, which was signed by 27 executives of the party in the local government in Maiduguri, the party leadership said they met on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, and reviewed the conduct of the chairman as an act capable of embarrassing the party, hence took the decision to suspend him.
The letter reads “The offences are disobedience to party rules and regulations, where the chairman refuses to participate in the just-concluded party primaries for the forthcoming local government election, knowing well that the primaries were directive from the party secretariat as he along with some thugs attempted to sabotage the process.
“Use of thugs in trying to compel ward executives and other officers to align with his plan for mischief to cause confusion during the last party primaries for the forthcoming elections.
“Alhaji Auwal Mamman hired thugs to beat and manhandled the ward chairman of Shafts, Alhaji Mohammed Musa Yaro, Hon. Salifu Madu and others for refusing to go along with them.
“Mismanagement of party funds – Alhaji Auwal Mamman uses his privilege position to corner funds and their privileges meant for officials and members of the party for his personal use. The evidence of such acts was the use of the party fund to build a filling station for himself in Yimirshika in Haul local government.”
The party said although they have made several attempts to reach out to him over the allegations but he deliberately refused to honour all invitations, thus the resolve to suspend him as the party is superior to any individual in other to save the party from further embarrassment.
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