The National Working Committee (NWC) of Allied Peoples Movement (APM) yesterday suspended six national officers and three State chairmen over alleged gross misconduct and anti party activities.
A statement issued yesterday by the National Secretary of the party, Oyadeyi Ayodele Adebayo, said those affected are, the National Treasurer, Mrs Rose Gyar, National Financial Secretary, Nadir Baba, National Publicity Secretary, Muktar Sidi, National Welfare Officer, Abubakar Ahmed, National Youth leader, Felix Idowu, Vice Chairman South East, Rowland Inyama, Chairman Kaduna State Chapter, Nuhu Soba and Chairman Nasarawa State Chapter, Abram Gyabo and Chairman Federal Capital Territory, Thomas Akosu.
It said the suspended officers of the party held a kangaroo meeting and appointed the former national treasurer, Rose Gyar as the acting national Chairman in flagrant violation of APM constitution registered with INEC.
While citing Article 10(7) of the party constitution which reads, “Two-third majority of the Executive Committee at all levels shall form a quorum”, APM said for any meeting to be called to remove the national Chairman, it must be in accordance with its Constitution.
“Only six out of 20 members of the National Working Committee attended the purported meeting. It is obvious that any decision taken in the meeting was null and void and of no effect whatsoever in the operations of our great party”, he said.
“The NWC has set up a 3-man disciplinary Committee which has Barr. Ken Ikeh as Chairman, Hafsat Usman – secretary and Kalu Njoku member, to investigate the allegations, petitions and anti party activities against the suspended officers and report back to the NWC in two weeks.
“NWC reaffirmed the vote of confidence passed on the National Chairman, Alhaji Yusuf Mamman Dantalle by the National Executive Committee (NEC) in its meeting held on 5th February 2022, in Abuja.
“NWC is aware of external forces that want to destabilize the party ahead of the 2023 general election. The party remains focused in its determination to win future elections and has released its timetable and guidelines for the 2023 general election duly acknowledged and published by INEC.
“APM remains a mass movement and formidable opposition party ready to rescue the nation from inept leadership and return power back to the people on whom sovereignty resides”, the statement said.