Kogi APC condemns suspension of National Deputy Publicity Secretary
Aanya Igomu, Abuja
The Kogi East APC Leaders Forum has condemned the suspension of the National Deputy Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC Muritala Yakubu Ajaka.
At a press briefing at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, speaking on behalf of the Forum, Mr Citizen Goodman, said the suspension of some of the party’s stalwarts, including the National Deputy Publicity Secretary, Muritala Yakubu Ajaka was done without due process.
“It is like the case of giving a dog a bad name just to cut off its head, the whole exercise was borne out of envy, jealousy and hatred for the rising political profile of Ajaka, especially and others.
“We hereby pass a vote of absolute confidence on his capability, capacity and competence as a worthy representative of the state in the NWC and a great leader of our time.
“Hence the illegal suspension by any individual, group of people and any interest group are done out of hatred and fear of his rising political profile,” he said.
Recall that in a letter that circulated the media, Mr. Yakubu Ajaka who is also a frontline governorship aspirant was suspended by the executive members of his local constituency in Ward 1, Ajaka – Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Area of Kogi state, but the executives later denied the suspension explaining that it was the action of mischief makers.
Mr. Goodman also condemned the recent labelling of some members of the State House of Assembly as terrorists by the State Government.
He noted that the declaration of Suleiman Musa, representing Idah, Daniel Rayin of Bassa Local Government Area and Muktar Ibrahim, representing Ibaji Constituency as terrorists was unjust.
“We, the Igala people in Kogi are seriously injured and stigmatised by this pronouncement, we condemned it in entirety and reject completely the appellation,” he said.
He advised Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello to rather than show support for a particular aspirant, to be neutral as the APC prepares for the Kogi governorship primary rather.