A possible crisis on Monday began to loom in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Taraba state chapter.
This follows the replacement and inauguration of four local government chairmen of the party in the state by the embattled State Chairman, Barr. Ibrahim El-Sudi.
Chief David Sabo Kente’s campaign organization who is likely to draw a battle line over the development, while addressing a press conference in Jalingo, opposed the appointment and inauguration of the four local Government Party chairmen by the embattled State Chairman of the party, Barr Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi.
Hon Abba Akawuzaga, Chairman of the team opposed that the act was unilateral and unacceptable.
“We hereby vehemently oppose the unilateral decision of the state APC chairman Barr. Ibrahim El-Sudi for replacing four local government party chairmen without due process.
“It is on record that the splinter local government Chairmen that were inaugurated on Saturday were never elected by the congress in line with the provisions of the constitution of our great party and so could not stand as chairmen of these respective local government areas.
“The implications of what transpired on Saturday does not only invalidate the El- Sudi led state Exco, the chairmen he is trying to set aside came on board through the same process that brought him and the state Executive to power.
“We state here that the act has also opened a window for litigations and agitations, this means that whatever actions taken by these unelected and illegitimate officials can be challenged in court and nullified”. He said.
Hon Abba called on the National Headquarters of the Party to urgently address the matter before it may crash and damage the party’s image in the state.
He alleged that Barr. El-Sudi was dancing to the dictates of some desperate individuals and moneybags politicians who are desperate to clinch the governorship ticket of the party through illegitimate means.
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