APC expels chieftain over Buhari ‘death wish’
• Sheriff’s chairmanship bid heats up Borno
• Party says Buhari recovered N1tr loot
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) has ratified the expulsion of the party’s Caretaker Chairman for Yola South Local Council in Adamawa State, Sulaiman Adamu.
Adamu had, at an APC stakeholders’ parley in Adamawa, reportedly wished President Muhammadu Buhari dead from the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) to pave way for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to occupy the exalted seat.
APC’s Caretaker Secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, in a statement, yesterday, disclosed that the decision was based on the recommendations of a seven-man disciplinary committee set up to probe the issue.
HOWEVER, Ali Modu Sheriff’s bid to lead the party is generating heat in the state.
Although, the two-term governor is yet to officially declare his interest in the office, he is seen as a leading contender alongside former Governors Abdulazeez Yari (Zamfara), Abdullahi Adamu, Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa) Danjuma Goje (Gombe) and George Akume (Benue).
LEGACY Awareness and Campaign (LAC) of APC says the Buhari-led administration has so far recovered about N1 trillion stolen funds and assets since assuming office in 2015.
The voluntary think-tank group of the ruling party explained that all final forfeitures were being deployed for use in the government’s special infrastructure and social investment programmes, or put into the annual budget.
The group led by Ismail Ahmed stated that the most recent Abacha and Ibori loots were transferred to the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), for transparent management under the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF).