The chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa state,Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal has been sacked the party.
It was gathered that 25 members of the state executive committee of the APC impeached Bilal on Monday.
Bilal’s deputy, Samaila Tadawas, was immediately sworn in as the acting chairman.
A petition orchestrated by the party’s organising Secretary, Mustapha Ribadu, had called for Bilal’s sack.
The plot against Bilal is the fallout of the party’s governorship primary election in the state held in May, whereby some aspirants, perceived to have lost the primary election, are still hoping that there will be a re-run and the party’s chairman loyalty is under question.
However, officially, they cited “gross abuse, corruption, and dereliction of duty” for their opposition.
In a speech read by the State Publicity Secretary, Muhammed Abdullahi, the executives alleged that the chairman stayed away from the Secretariat for two months and was absent at the venue of the governorship primary election.
Abdullahi said Bilal had refused to respond to allegations against him while absconding from his official duty to stay in Abuja at a time when the party needed to reconcile members and address grievances arising from the primaries.
“The chairman has shrouded the finances of the party in secrecy and has been running the affairs of the party like a personal investment with no checks and balances and without auditing since he cane on board”, he said.
“The chairman blatantly refused to congratulate the winner of the gubernatorial primaries of our great party, Senator Aishatu Dahiru Binani on time without any justification even though some party EXCO prodded and advised him to do so”.
He added that Bilal violated Article 21.2 of the APC Constiturion by urging the electorates in his Northern Senatorial Zone through his verified Facebook page to vote for the NNPP candidate against the APC candidate, Senator Ishiaku Cliff Abbo, and also Article 23 as amended which provided that joint signatories for the party’s bank account shall include the chairman, the secretary, the treasurer and the financial secretary.
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