The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State, has announced the “expulsion” of the party’s national vice chairman, North West, Inuwa Abdulkadir, for alleged anti-party activities.
This follows a complaint letter sent by a member of the party from his Magajin Gari ward, Naibi Abubakar, to the ward chairman of the party accusing Abdulkadir of “continuous absence from party activities and meetings.”
Abubakar who identified himself as a bonafide member of the APC with registration number SOK/SON/04006510, said since his election as the national vice chairman of the party, Abdulkadir “did not convene any zonal meeting of the APC in order to assess the fortunes of the party following defections to PDP of many party chieftains and members from the zone.”
In his complaint letter, he also said Abdulkadir failed to attend or participate in any of the meetings, held to discuss the mode of primary to be adopted by the state chapter of the party during the just concluded primaries to elect candidates of the party.
He also said despite being an automatic delegate, the national vice chairman failed to participate in the direct primary conducted in the state, to nominate President Muhammadu Buhari as the APC presidential candidate.
Abubakar also claimed Abdulkadir was also absent when primaries were held for the governorship and other elective offices for the APC in Sokoto.
“Inuwa Abdulkadir ridiculed the Sokoto state chapter of the APC by not sitting among other delegates from Sokoto State at the special convention of the APC where President Muhammadu Buhari was affirmed as the candidate of the APC for 2019 Presidential election,” he said.
Abubakar stated that since the defection of Governor Aminu Tambuwal to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abdulkadir “has not made any public statement to renounce his allegiance to the governor.”
He said Abdulkadir had in fact “told APC members and supporters that Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is the only political leader in Sokoto state.
“I, therefore, call on the ward executive to consider my complaint and take appropriate action against Inuwa Abdulkadir.”