The Action Democratic Party (ADP) National Working Committee (NWC) has suspended its national chairman and presidential candidate in the February election, Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani for allegedly impeding the growth of the party.
Accordingly, it appointed former Minister of State, Agriculture and deputy national chairman (South) Alhaji Najeem Awodele as acting national chairman pending the conduct of congress.
The NWC members in a statement suspending the chairman accused him of being a cog in the wheel of ADP’s progress.
They also alleged that Sani alienated all the national officers, elders and major stakeholders, kept party funds to himself and doctored the constitution of the party to include clauses that will not stop him from perpetuating himself in office.
The allegations were contained in a statement signed by national secretary Dr James Okoroma, national treasurer Chief Iboro Ige-Edaba, national special duties secretary Engr. Esther Oche, national legal adviser Barr Obadiah Bichi, national financial secretary Barr Tope Salami, and national youth leader Prince Edobor Oghosa, and national leader, PLWD Dr Chris Nzekwu.
“Some of the illegal acts perpetrated by Engr Sani which have impeded the growth of the Party are: Misappropriation and diversion of about N200,000,000 (Two Hundred Million Naira) which the Party realised from the sale of Nomination and Expression of Interest forms which he could not account for.
“Forging of the signature of the national secretary Dr James Okoroma in a fake resolution forwarded to Polaris Bank and other banks for the removal of the national treasurer Chief Iboro Ige-Edaba as signatory to the party’s accounts.
“Constant attacks on national officers. He attacked the national secretary Dr Okoroma, the national special duties secretary, Engr Esther Oche and the national treasurer, Chief Iboro Ige-Edaba.”