Cracks in Buhari's Support Committee as Organisation Suspends Akpabio, Gives Reason

Cracks in Buhari's Support Committee as Organisation Suspends Akpabio, Gives Reason

  • A dispute in the political support organization of President Buhari has culminated in the group imposing strong disciplinary actions on a member
  • Senator Godswill Akpabio, the national coordinator of the Presidential Support Committee (PSC) has been suspended
  • The organization justified the action taken against Akpabio on the grounds of ensuring its survival

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Abuja - A report by Daily Trust has revealed that there are cracks in the All-Progressive Congress (APC) and Presidential Support Committee (PSC) as the organisation suspended its national coordinator Senator Godswill Akpabio.

According to the report, Gideon Sammani, the PSC founder and national facilitator, and Dr. Kailani Muhammad, the organisation’s director of media, disclosed this while speaking to newsmen on Saturday, June 26, Channels TV added.

Minister for Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Akpabio
Senator Godswill Akpabio has been suspended as the national coordinator of Presidential Support Committee (PSC). Photo credit: @senakpabio
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The political support organization of President Muhammadu Buhari took disciplinary action against the minister for Niger Delta over what it described as poor leadership and inactivity.

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Both Sammani and Muhammad maintained that Akpabio's suspension was carried out to ensure the survival and revitalisation of PSC.

The former Akwa Ibom state governor was suspended at the PSC “National General Meeting and Merit Award where he was slated to deliver a speech.

The executive committee said that Akpabio was undermining the progress of the organisation, which was the platform of his ministerial nomination and confirmation.

Sammani said it is regrettable that PSC was drifting due to failed leadership of the National Coordinator, adding that Akpabio abandoned the organisation and its members.

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