The Borno Chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its chieftain who was a gubernatorial aspirant during 2019 election Hon Mohammed Umara Kumalia, are currently locked in a war of words over his exit from from the party.
The State Working Committee of APC said Kumalia was stopped from being a card-carrying member of the party for alleged anti-party activities.
But Kumalia is maintaining that he tendered his resignation to the party authorities on 21st March, 2022.
In a swift reaction to Kumalia’s letter of resignation, the Borno APC insisted that the APC has not received any letter from Hon. Kumalia, alleging that the letter of resignation signed on behalf of Kumalia which is circulation in the social media was not only backdated, but fake.
“Your purported letter of resignation dated the 21st day of March, 2022 was not received by the party in either the Ward, Local Government or State Secretariats of the party, hence it is an afterthought on your part to cover up your deficiencies.”
“The party further states that you remain suspended from the party on all the allegations contained in the letter of suspension from Limanti Ward.” the APC said in a letter.
Daily Trust gathered that the faceoff between the APC and Kumalia started in the aftermath of the 2018 party primaries when he instituted various court cases against the party over the election of incumbent Governor Babagana Umara Zulum as the party’s candidate.
Kumalia was Minority Leader, House of Representatives between 1999 and 2007.