Barrister Tukur El-Sudi has insisted that he remains the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State despite his impeachment by a section of the State Working Committee (SWC) members on Saturday.
They accused him of breach of provisions of the party’s constitution, high handedness and refusal to reinstate some sacked local government chairmen of the party despite a court order.
El-Sudi told newsmen yesterday in Jalingo that his purported impeachment did not follow the party’s constitution.
He said for his impeachment to stand, two third of the party executives must endorse it.
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He also claimed that he was not given a fair hearing to defend himself against any allegation as provided by the APC constitution.
He said, “Those that removed me should know that by simple logic, they failed to follow due process and abide by provision of removing any executive of the party as contained in the constitution of the APC.”
El-Sudi assured that the party’s crisis would not affect its chances in the elections.
Meanwhile, the APC caucus in the National Assembly has rejected the removal of El-Sudi as the Taraba APC chairman, saying it was orchestrated by a self-serving section of SWC which was not properly constituted.
From Magaji Hunkuyi (Jalingo) & Balarabe Alkassim (Abuja)