The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) insists the North-West zonal Vice Chairman, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir remains expelled for anti-party activities.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa Onilu said in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja that the National Working Committee decided to uphold the disciplinary action imposed on Abdulkadir by his ward.
He said that the decision will, however, be conveyed to the National Executive Committee of the party which constitutionally have final decision on the expulsion of officers of the party for further action.
The statement reads: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has upheld the disciplinary actions of Magajin Gari “A” Ward, Sokoto North Local Government, and the Party’s Sokoto State Executive Committee on the Party’s National Vice Chairman (North West), Inuwa Abdulkadir over anti-party activities.
”The party organs in Sokoto State have earlier expelled Inuwa Abdulkadir and passed on their recommendation to the NWC for ratification.
“The decision to uphold the actions of the Sokoto APC organs was taken at a meeting of the NWC held at the Party’s National Secretariat on Thursday.
“Abdulkadir failed to utilise the opportunity to defend himself before the disciplinary committee set up by the NWC to look into the various petitions received against certain members of our party.
“Following the suspension of Abdulkadir, the NWC will subsequently forward the decision of the Sokoto State organs to the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) for further actions.”
Source: The Nation