Aggrieved Taraba guber aspirant sends party packing from building
Apparently, for denying him the governorship ticket, a former aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State, Prof. Muhammad Yahaya, has allegedly given the party in Gassol Local Council three days to vacate his building, which it uses as an office.
Yahaya reportedly fell apart with the party following the outcome of the recent governorship primary election in the state.
The aggrieved aspirant had withdrawn his membership from the party, following the alleged ‘unfavourable’ treatment he received from the party.
Aside from his exit from the party, he also reportedly pitched a tent with the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP).
Some APC chieftains told The Guardian that a quit notice had been issued to the party in the council.
An official of the party from the council said, yesterday, in confidence: “It is true that we have been given three days by Yahaya to look for another office accommodation. We are already sourcing for another office accommodation.”
Another chieftain of the party was optimistic that the party would get a new office accommodation before the expiration of the quit notice.
“Today (yesterday) is Sunday. I am very certain that on or before Wednesday this week, we are going to get another befitting office that will serve as our party secretariat for our teeming supporters in Gassol. So, there is no cause for alarm,” he said.
Though Taraba APC Chairman, Ibrahim El-Sudi, could not be reached at the time of filing this report, all the party officials, who spoke with The Guardian, confirmed that the party had been issued quit notice by the former Vice-Chancellor, who recently jostled for the party’s ticket but failed.
All efforts to get Yahaya to confirm the quit notice issue failed as his telephone line could be reached.