The All Progressives Congress in Bebeji local government area of Kano state
has expelled the suspended House of Representatives member,
Alhaji Abdulmumini Jibrin from the party over alleged anti party activities.
In a prompt response, the lawmaker debunked the expulsion, saying it was done by unauthorised persons.
Jibrin said the person who addressed the news conference was neither the Chairman of the party
at the local government level nor a part of the party executive at the state level.
“This is yet another round of character assassinations from career political antagonisers
who are perpetually threatened by our advocate for transparency
in public service and political leadership,”he said.
According to him, they are engaged by some politicians in Abuja in continuation
of their bids to frustrate his anti-corruption campaign.
Jibrin a member representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal constituency in Kano state,
was suspended by House of Representatives for exposing alleged budget padding in the green chamber.
The local government party chairman, Alhaji Sani Kanti-Ranka announced his expulsion
from the APC at a news conference in Kano on Thursday.
He said the decision to expel him followed series of allegations levelled against him
in connection with the attempt to create divisions in the party.
“He is also being accused of trying to change the leadership of the party
at the local government and all the 14 wards in Bebeji local government.
“Similarly, he is expelled from the party at the local government because he
is sabotaging the state governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje in addition to being disloyal
and disrespectful to the National leadership of the party, “he said.
He said the offences were contrary to the APC constitution,
hence the decision of the party to set up a committee which sought for his reaction on the allegations.
He said the five-member committee had invited Jibrin to defend himself but he failed to do so.
Kanti-Ranka said following his refusal to appear before the committee,
the party had no option than to expel him.
NAN reports that the expulsion letter which was signed by the Kofa ward Chairman and Secretary of the party,
Hudu Musa-Kofa and Jibrin Yunusa-Kofa, was copied to the state governor,
Dr Abdullahi Ganduje and State party chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas.