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Yobe State APC chapter lifts suspension on members




Ahead of the scheduled February 11 local government elections in Yobe State, the state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has lifted the suspension placed on some officials of the party at state, local and ward levels.

The party’s decision was to ensure its chances of winning as many as possible local councils during the elections.The officials were suspended last year by the State Executive of the party for alleged “insubordination and indiscipline.”

According to a statement issued by the party in Damaturu, the publicity secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Bakabe, said that the suspension was lifted with effect from January 17, 2017.


According to him, “The lifting of the suspension was as a result of the show of remorse exhibited by the affected officials. The decision was done as a deterrent for any intending member who may wish to misbehave.

“Having demonstrated convincing remorse, the state executive council has with effect from today 17/1/2017, lifted the suspension while the indicted officials have been relieved of their offices.

“Similarly, the dissolved party executive councils in Fune, Fika and Potiskum local governments remain dissolved. The state executive council has also endorsed the expulsion of members at the party ward levels in Potiskum.”

The statement added that the party took the decision in the interest of the party to serve as deterrent to others, instill party discipline and loyalty among its members.

The statement reads: “APC wish to assure every member of the party of its support, cooperation and equal opportunities to achieve individual and collective ambitions and the development of democracy.”

Meanwhile seven political parties in the state are gearing up for the council election, according to the chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Alhaji Umar Kukuri.

“All the political parties involved have conducted their primaries and submitted their candidates to the State Independent Electoral Commission in Damaturu,” he said in Damaturu.

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