The All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Alhaji Mustapha Salihu, the party’s North East Vice Chairman, for alleged anti-party activities.
His suspension was announced in a letter from the APC Rumde Ward Working Committee in Adamawa State’s Yola North Local Government Area (LGA).
It was signed by the Vice Chairman, secretary, and 16 other executive members of the party in the ward and addressed to the National Chairman of the party through the Acting State Chairman and Chairman of APC Yola North Local Government Area.
Salihu was suspended for six months, according to the letter, for alleged associations with Adamawa State Governor Umaru Fintiri.
The letter reads: “The All Progressives Congress, Rumde Ward Working Committee, Yola North Local Government Area (LGA), held an emergency meeting on Sunday, 19th February 2023 and considered among many other things before it, the immediate suspension of the North-East Vice Chairman of the APC, Comrade Mustapha Salihu, over glaring and proven anti-party activities, gross abuse of office and creating a crisis within the ranks of the party at all levels, which if left unchecked, will affect the party at the forthcoming general elections.
“Therefore, in compliance with the relevant provisions of the constitution of our great party, the members of the Working Committee have adopted and approved the suspension of Comrade. Mustapha Salihu, for the period of six months with immediate effect, so as to serve as a deterrent to others in the future.
“This committee is very much aware of the responsibilities vested on it by the party and will always ensure the supremacy of the party above any personal interest of any person or group of persons, especially when that poses danger to the chances of the party at the polls.
“While appreciating the state Working Committee of our party for your continued support, we hope our resolution will receive accelerated treatment.”