. He can’t be sacked through Kangaroo committee, says supporter
. Action backed by party’s national body – Disciplinary Committee
Over what they consider anti-party activities, the Mubi North Local Government chapter of the All Progressives Congress, after the adoption of a disciplinary Committee’s report, has expelled the Senator Representing Adamawa Northern zone, Senator Ishaku Abbo, from the party.
They accused Abbo of engaging in anti-party activities, thereby violating the party’s internal democracy, with which they accorded him a fair hearing to defend himself.
The committee in a press statement signed by the Local Government Party PRO, Adamu Umaru, said it decided to move against Abbo because of his open attack on Senator Kashim Sehttima, Tinubu’s running mate in the 2023 presidential election.
“Consequently, 29 members of the committee have approved the report of the disciplinary committee dated 5th date of October 2022 wherefore expel Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo based on the interview granted on AIT where he was condemning and criticizing the party Presidential flag bearer Sen Ahmed Bola Tinubu for his choice of a running mate, Sen Kashim Shettima on the program tagged ” focus”, the state APC said.
The committee also slammed suspension on Senator Abbo because he was reported to have backed up the impeachment plans against President Muhammadu Buhari.
It stated, “It’s in line with the APC Constitution that Senator Abbo offended the provision of Article 21.2, Paragraphs 2 and 7 of the APC Constitution 2022, whereby attracted the punishment of expulsion from the party as provided in Article 2.15 Paragraph G of the same APC Constitution.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we the Executive Committee of APC, Mubi North, hereby approve the expulsion of Senator Ishaku Abbo from APC, on the 7th day of October 2022.
“We appeal to all members to avail themselves of the provision of the Constitution and remain focused on the betterment and victory of the party at all quarters,” the statement further stated.
The committee, while briefing newsmen in Mubi, said that their decision was backed by the National Secretariat as they were aware of what had taken place to serve as detriment to all disobedient members
Efforts to reach Senator Abbo for his reaction to the development proved abortive.
He could not be reached through his phone line and his other authenticated social media handles but his closest political associate assured that they would follow due process to upturn the “Kangaroo” expulsion.
Abbo’s political friend, who preferred to be anonymous, said that the decision to expel a party member of the Senator’s calibre should not be taken at a meeting for sipping tea and coffee.
“I assure you, this can’t stand. They didn’t follow what it takes to remove a party member of Abbo’s calibre. I’m therefore telling you, without mincing words, Senator Abbo is still a member of APC, a senior stakeholder, not only in Mubi North, but in the whole of Adamawa State,” he said.
Recall Abbo has been passing rejection comments on the party’s decision to have a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket .
According to him, it’s a ticket so hard to sell in many parts of the country because of the sensitivity that religion plays in politics in Nigeria.