Fresh Crisis Hits APC in Top Northern State as 38 Exco Members Sack Party Chairman, Gives Strong Reason

Fresh Crisis Hits APC in Top Northern State as 38 Exco Members Sack Party Chairman, Gives Strong Reason

  • There is a serious crisis in the camp of the ruling All Progressive Congress, a few weeks before the 2023 presidential election
  • The development has led to a crack among strong stakeholders of the ruling party, especially in top northern states
  • While some aggrieved members have dumped the party in the process, others are picking sides which some political experts say might threaten the chances of the APC flagbearer Bola Tinubu at the poll

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There is uneasy calm in the Taraba State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

The crisis which led to the nullification of the governorship primary of the party by the Supreme Court took another dimension, on Saturday night, February 4th, as 38 out of the total members of the State Executive Committee passed a vote of no confidence in the Chairman, Ibrahim El-Suldi, and allegedly removed him from office.

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The members of the Taraba State Executive Committee (SEC), the All Progressive Congress (APC), Barr. Ibrahim Tukur El-Suldi
Fresh crisis rocks Taraba APC. Photo credit: Buhari Sallau
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The excos gives strong reason for sacking the APC chairman

In a release signed by the aggrieved 38 members of the Executive Committee, they said Article 21(d)(vi) of the APC Constitution gave them the power to remove the Chairman, a report by The Punch confirmed.

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They said,

“Our grounds and justification for passing a vote of no confidence in El-Suldi, and to consequently remove him from office as Taraba State APC Chairman relates to his failure to discharge his responsibilities, as well as his neglect and dereliction of duty and misconduct."

APC spokesman reacts

Reacting to the development, the publicity secretary of the ruling party in Taraba 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 Friday, February 10.

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“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.

2023 election: Obasa, Ex-Deputy Governor, APC chiefs meet as campaigns heat up

As Nigerians gear towards the 2023 elections, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa reiterated his resolve to work for the victory of all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the national and state levels.

Obasa said this when he received the former deputy governor of Lagos and senatorial candidate of the APC in Lagos West, Idiat Oluranti Adebule and her team, who were in Agege as part of campaigns ahead of the election.

According to the Speaker, the goal of current political activities is to make sure that the APC wins at all stages of the election from the president to the House of Assembly.

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Abia APC crisis: Tinubu gives fresh order ahead of 2023 guber polls

In a similar move, the presidential flagbearer of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu called for a truce in the ongoing crisis in the Abia state chapter of the party.

During his presidential rally in Umuahia, the state capital, Tinubu urged all aggrieved parties to drop all litigations, and dialogue to reach a resolution ahead of the 2023 polls.

Tinubu said:

“The two (factional governorship) candidates still pretend to be in court. Whether in court or not in court, my position is clear here: Ikechi Emenike has gotten the flag of our party.”


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