BREAKING: Things fall apart as impeached chair says "I remain the chairman of the APC"

BREAKING: Things fall apart as impeached chair says "I remain the chairman of the APC"

  • The sacked chairman of the Adamawa state chapter of the APC, Ibrahim Bilal, has insisted that he remains the number of the ruling party in the state
  • The state executive committee (SEC) of the party in the state had removed Bilal on Monday, September 5, after 25 of the 36 excos of the party signed a petition
  • While describing the sack as rapacious, Bilal stated that only the national working committee of the party has the right to sack him

Yola, Adamawa - Ibrahim Bilal, who was removed on Monday as All Progressives Congress(APC) chairman in Adamawa by a majority of the State Executive Committee, has insisted he remains in office.

Acting on a petition signed by 25 of the 36 exco of the party, SEC citing acts of corruption and lack of capacity against Bilal, passed a vote of no confidence and installed his deputy Samaila Tidawus as the new chairman, The Nation reported.

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But Bilal dismissed the purported sack, saying SEC lacks the power to carry out the exercise.

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Bilal, in a statement, insisted he remained the state chairman of the APC and described the move against him as “rapacious actions” of a few elements bent on plunging a virile party into crisis.”

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He said: “It needs restating not to mislead the uninformed that only the National Working Committee of the APC reserves the power in a dispute or crisis to remove an elected chairman.
“While we await the dust to settle on my purported removal as chairman, I am encouraged by the outpouring of Goodwill from party stakeholders who have said that this grave desecration of the rule of law will never be allowed to prevail.
“I want to urge every party member to remain calm as I remain the chairman of the APC in Adamawa and by Allah’s grace will serve out the remainder of my tenure and leading our party to victory come next year’s general election.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that the APC has witnessed another level of crisis as its Adamawa state chapter has sacked its chairman, Ibrahim Bilal.

Bilal, the removed party chairman, was alleged to be engaging in anti-party activities, financial misconduct and the party's constitution's violation.

Following Bilal's removal, his deputy, Ismaila Tadawus, was sworn in as the new chairman after 24 of the 36 officers appended their signatures.

Source: Legit.ng

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