NewsTaraba APC Sacks State Chairman El-Suldi

Taraba APC Sacks State Chairman El-Suldi


February 05, (THEWILL) – The Taraba State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has sacked Barr. Ibrahim Tukur El-Suldi, as Chairman of the party in the State.

A joint statement signed by the party’s State Executive Committee (SEC) members said El-Suldi was removed as Chairman in line with the powers conferred on them by Article 21(d)(vi) of the APC Constitution.

El-Suldi was removed from office over alleged failure to discharge his responsibilities, as well as neglect and dereliction of duty and misconduct.


The SEC also accused El-Suldi of singlehandedly removing five elected Local Government Chairmen and replacing them with “his minions, thereby forming factions and parallel administration in the Local Governments, the act which contravenes Article 21(a)(vi) against factionalisation or creating parallel party organs at any level.”

Citing the alleged infractions and among others, the SEC said, “We have, therefore, invoked the powers conferred on us by Article 21(d)(vi) of the APC Constitution and have removed him from office as the APC Chairman, Taraba State. Please note that the resolution to remove him was reached with the full support of the Local Government Chairmen, who have also appended their names and signatures in the annexed list.

“Our grounds and justification for passing a vote of no confidence on El-Suldi, and to consequently remove him from office as Taraba State APC Chairman, relates to his failure to discharge his responsibilities, as well as neglect and dereliction of duty and misconduct.

“He has neglected his duties and lawful directives of the party. Contrary to the directives of the National Secretariat that the indirect mode of primary election should be adopted, the state chairman communicated to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the party chose the direct mode of primary election.

“This has caused disaffection and discord within the party resulting in numerous litigations. This contravenes Article 21 (a)(iii) of the APC Constitution. El-Suldi has consistently absented himself from his office in Taraba State, and has relocated and set up a permanent base in Abuja-FCT, effectively abdicating his office by his failure, refusal, or neglect to discharge the duties and functions of his office.

“His absence has created a vacuum in the administration of the party in the state, as the party in Taraba is effectively rudderless, directionless, and lacking in leadership and bearing. This has also caused disaffection within the party.

“El-Sudi has failed, refused or neglected to call for SEC meetings without any justification whatsoever. The SEC is effectively comatose, and no one knows what is happening, as the other officers of the party in the state are sidelined in their official functions of the party.

“At this critical election period, when the party ought to be strategizing and planning on how to win the forthcoming elections, the importance of SEC meetings cannot be overemphasized. However, El-Sudi by his conduct has undermined our collective efforts towards winning the forthcoming elections.”

Reacting to the development, Publicity Secretary of the party in the State, Aaron Artimas said the purported removal was done by some desperate members of the party.

“I am a member of the State Executive Committee but I didn’t sign the purported removal. What they did was to bring in some members of the SEC loyal to David Kente, to carry out the shameful act,” he said.

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