Expulsion: APC disciplinary committee receives letter on Shuaibu, Yari
By Idowu Isamotu, Abuja
Following the allegations of anti-party activities raised against the Deputy National Chairman (North), Lawan Shuaibu by the ruling All Progressives Congress, the five-man Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday received evidence, it was learnt.
The Zamfara State Executive Committee, who submitted the evidence to the committee sitting in Abuja also presented evidence against the immediate past Governor, Abdul-Azeez Yari, on his alleged role in the electoral misfortune of the APC in Zamfara State.
The state APC Publicity Secretary, Mohammed Bakyasuwa, who led other officials of the party to the APC National Secretariat to submit the evidence accused the two men of breaching Article 21(a) 2014 of the APC Constitution as amended.
According to a letter submitted to the panel, which was obtained by our correspondent, the Zamfara state chairman, Alh. Surjo Garba, said the two men caused the misfortunes for the party in the state.
He said, “We are going to prove we are not just bragging – that we mean it. We have drawn the battle line with Yari’s group. We have realised that the two men were behind the misfortunes of the party. We need to expel them to prepare for challenges ahead.
“That caused APC in Zamfara to lose all the elective posts to another political party. By this letter and for the above reason, we the Executive Council of the APC in Zamfara have firmly resolved to expel Alh. Abdul-Azeez Yari and the Deputy National Chairman (North), Lawal Shuaibu, from Zamfara State.
“The attitude and the conduct of the personality have brought APC in Zamfara state to a state of disrepute and a clear flagrant disobedient to party.”
It will be recalled that the Supreme Court recently ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue Certificate of Return of the governorship, national and state assemblies elections to the Peoples Democratic Party after withdrawing them from the APC.