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Anti-Party Activities: Gombe APC expels two more lawmakers
Two weeks after expelling Sen. Danjuma Goje, Senator representing Gombe Central Senatorial District of Gombe State over his alleged involvement in anti-party activities during the just concluded General Elections, the Gombe State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expelled two other lawmakers for similar reasons.
The two lawmakers are Sen. Bulus Amos, the senator representing Gombe South Senatorial District, and Yunusa Abubakar, the member representing Yamaltu/Deba Federal Constituency.
It will be recalled that the spokesperson of the APC in the state, Moses Kyari, had on April 8 in a press statement announced the suspension of the two lawmakers by their ward executives.
Briefing newsmen on Tuesday, in the Bambam community of Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe State, the Chairman of APC in Bambam ward, Muhammad Kaka said the ward executives had no option but to expel the senator.
Kaka said the expulsion of the senator became imperative following the failure of the senator to defend himself against allegations levelled against him and instead went ahead to issue threats to party executives at the ward.
In his words, “We held elections in our ward during the just concluded general elections and we have Sen. Amos from our ward who didn’t come out to partake in our political activities.
“Instead the senator went around with his supporters telling them not to vote for the APC and in his polling unit and the surrounding polling units APC didn’t win any of those units because of his anti-party activities.
“This really disturbed the executives at the ward and we sat down to examine this and decided to summon him to defend himself and explain why he did what he did.”
The chairman said that though Amos appeared before them but could not explain why he did what he did and so “we gave him another chance but he failed to return.”
Kaka said that the action taken by the party executives in Bambam ward was endorsed by the LG and Gombe South zonal executives and “that’s why they are all here today.”
On his part, Mr Yunusa Abubakar, Member representing Yamaltu/Deba Federal Constituency was expelled from the party in his ward over the same allegations as that of Sen. Amos.
Secretary of the party at Lubo/Kinafa/Difa ward of Yamaltu/Deba Local Government where Abubakar is representing, Sama’ila Aliyu, said the lawmaker had failed to appear before the panel set up to investigate his alleged anti-party activities.
Aliyu further stated that the executives also extended an invitation to him to defend himself but Abubakar failed to appear before them.
“For all his anti-party activities and his inability to come and defend himself in the spirit of fair hearing and justice, it is clear that he engaged in anti-party and we all saw it.
“ We the executives have decided to expel Abubakar from our party,” he said.