The Chairman, All Progressives Congress, Taraba State chapter, Ibrahim El-Sudi, has been sacked by the state executive
The APC Zonal Chairman, South, Dauda Dakinjo said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
He said El-Sudi was removed as chairman in line with Article 21(d)(vi) of the APC Constitution.
Dakinjo accused El-Sudi of fanning the embers of discord and rancour to the detriment of the progress of the party in the state.
He said since he became the Chairman of the party, El-Sudi had been making all the decisions himself.
“In view of all the above infractions by El-Sudi and his retrogressive style of leadership, we passed a vote of no confidence in him to continue as the Taraba State APC chairman.
“We have therefore invoked the powers conferred on us by Article 21(d)(vi) of the APC Constitution and have removed him from office as the APC Chairman Taraba State,” he said.
Dakinjo noted that El-Sudi’s arrogant decisions are always made together with some of his stooges through whom he implemented them.
He maintained that the decision has resulted in disaffection and disharmony in the state chapter of the APC in Taraba state.
“His attitude has ridiculed APC, disaffection, and unnecessary litigation. Don’t forget, a few days ago, the Supreme Court canceled the gubernatorial primary election and some other primary elections held by the party in the state. In large part, the issues led to litigation which resulted from El-Sudi’s inability to reconcile and accommodate varied interests within the party.
“Again, the five local government chairmen removed and replaced by El-Sudi were reinstated by the court but El-Sudi has deliberately refused to obey the judgment of the court.”
According to him, despite the Court ruling against El-Sudi on the removal of the five chairmen, he recently went ahead to purportedly remove two (2) chairman of Lau and Jalingo Local Governments which was revolt and same let to a serious tension which threatened security and peace within the entire APC family and support in the state.
Reacting to the development, the Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Aaron Artimas, said the purported removal was done by some desperate members of the party who felt that they would not make any headway in the rescheduled governorship primary slated for February 10.
“I am a member of the State Executive Committee, but I didn’t sign the purported removal. What they did was to bring in some members of the SEC loyal to David Kente to carry out the shameful act,” he said.