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APC Sacks Ishaku Abbo Over Alleged Anti-Party Activities



The ruling All Progressives Congress has sacked lawmaker representing Adamawa North, Senator Elisha Abbo over alleged anti-party activities.

The expulsion was carried by the executives of his local government chapter of APC on Friday.

In recent times, Abbo has been in the black book of APC for his continuous attack against his party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket and criticising its presidential flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, on a national television.

The exco of Mubi North Local Government Area, relaying the agreement they had in their meeting said they had reviewed among other things the report of the disciplinary committee before taking the decision to expel him.

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The statement read, “The committee is conscious of its responsibility and expectation of the party members and determine that free, fair and credible process have been adapted particularly adequate fair hearing has been accorded to the senator under reference.

“Consequently, 29 members of the committee have approved the report of the disciplinary committee dated 5th day of October, 2022. Wherefore, expelled Senator Elisha Ishiyahu Abbo, based on the Interview granted on the AIT where he was condemning and criticising the Party presidential flag

“The Executive Committee Members of All Progressive Congress, Mubi North, Adamawa State who appended their signature approving the report of the Disciplinary Committee expelling Senator Ishiyaku Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa State is hereunder list.”

When contacted on Friday evening, the APC Publicity Secretary for Adamawa State chapter of the APC, Mohammed Abdullahi, said that the matter has not been officially brought to their notice.

Abdullahi, who expressed concerns about the development, noted that much as the Ward executives can suspend any erring member, it has no locum standi to expel anyone.

He said, “As far as the state secretariat is concerned, we have not received any correspondence from his local government. From what I read, Senator Abbo was even expelled and not suspended as some people speculated.

“If the report is submitted, we have a duty to scrutinize what they are doing in accordance with the provision of the party Constitution. This is because we know by the APC Constitution; it is only the National Working Committee that can expel somebody.

“They can only recommend, not expel. It is not within their power to expel anybody. They can suspend but not expel members. Even the suspension has to follow due process. If it contradicts the party constitution, it won’t stand.”

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