The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, has today suspended the caretaker committee chairman of Yola South local government, Sulaiman Adamu for insulting president Muhammadu Buhari.
The party during its State Working Committee (SWC) meeting, also constituted a 7-man disciplinary committee led by Saidu Naira to investigate allegations of gross indiscipline against the suspended chairman and his co-travellers.
The constitution of the disciplinary committee was sequel to a viral audio clip in which the chairman of Yola South chapter was heard saying it would have been better if coronavirus has killed president Muhammadu Buhari saying Osinbajo would have been a better replacement.
Information pieced by this medium indicated that the meeting which took place at the residence of Prince Mustapha Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha in Yola on Sunday was attended by immediate past governor of the state, Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla Bindow.
Others at the meeting include; the immediate past speaker of the state house of assembly, Kabiru Mijinyawa, the suspended party chairman and former chairman of Namtari development area, Abubakar Sirimbai.
A statement signed by the spokesman of the party, Mohammed Abdullahi said the party will not condone any form of indiscipline regardless of the person behind it.
“As a party, we came across an audio clip that is widely circulating in the social media which emanates from the stakeholders meeting of our party in Yola South Local Government.
” In the light of the above, we had an emergency SWC meeting today (10/08/2021) where the audio clip was replayed, digested and deliberated upon.
“At the end, it was observed that some of the words/remarks in the audio clip were most unfortunate and require further investigation.
“Consequently, a 7 man disciplinary committee has been set up by the SWC to investigate the issues in the audio clip and make appropriate recommendations for action.
” The committee members are as follows
Alhaji Saidu Maitalata (Naira), Chairman;
Barrister Shagnah Pwamaddi, Secretary;
Alh. Abdullahi Wali, Member; Alh. Mohammed Raji Suleiman, Member;
Mr. Obed Shadrach, Member; Alhaji Babangida Majekano Talase, Member;
and Mr. Jonah Haruna; Member.
“In order to ensure unhindered investigation and fair hearing, the SWC has resolved that the APC Caretaker Chairman, Yola South Local Government (Alh. Suleiman Adamu) who is a member of the State Executive Committee be suspended pending the outcome of the investigation by the 7 man disciplinary committee.
“Meanwhile, the APC Local Government Vice Chairman (Alh. Adamu Majekano) is mandated to take over as acting chairman Yola South.
“Finally, we urge our stakeholders at all levels not to allow unpleasant comments/remarks during Party meetings of any nature,” the statement said.