APC Suspends House Of Rep Member For ‘Insulting’ Governor On Facebook

The lawmaker representing Kazaure, Roni, Gwiwa, and Yankwashi Federal constituency of Jigawa State in the House of Representatives, Muhammad Gudaji Kazaure has been suspended by his party.

The lawmaker was suspended by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for allegedly insulting the Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar in a social media post on Facebook.

It is understood that Kazaure accused Governor Badaru of nominating chairmen and councillors candidates for the coming local government elections without primaries or any consensus as guided by the party constitution.

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Akelicious understands that the letter which conveyed Kazaure’s suspension noted that the legislator will be suspended from the party for an initial period of six months to allow investigation into the matter.

The suspension letter dated 27th May, 2021 was signed by the chairman of the party in Kazaure Local Government, Hassan Lawan, and addressed to the State APC Chairman.

According to the letter, the federal lawmaker made an injurious post on his Facebook and Twitter handle against the state Governor which is contrary to article 21(ii) and (v) of the APC constitution.

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He also explained that the lawmaker had earlier been suspended for the same offence by party executives of his ward, Yamma.

Hassan noted that a seven-man Disciplinary Committee has been set up to investigate the allegations and report back within ten days but the lawamker will remain suspended pending the outcome of the investigations.

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