The President of the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State, Sirajo Garba, has been expelled by the party’s national leadership for failing to comply with the National Executive Committee Order.
According to a letter dated 26 August 2020 signed by the APC National Secretary, Sen. John J. Akpanudoedehe, and addressed to the President of the Zamfara State Party, the expulsion of Garba is with immediate effect.
APC stated in its letter that Garba violated the Instruction that any party member should not pursue any legal proceedings against the party and withdraw their cases to the court in order to explore the party’s internal dispute resolution mechanisms.
The letter reads in part:
“The leadership of the party has decided to invoke the provisions of Article 21 of the party’s constitution against members of the party who have flouted the directive of NEC.”
“The caretaker committee hereby directs that the relevant executive committee in your state chapter should immediately set up a disciplinary committee to commence and complete the process of suspension and expulsion of Alhaji Sirajo Garba from the party.”
“You are expected to forward to the National Secretariat all records of the disciplinary proceedings against Alhaji Sirajo Garba for disobeying the directive of NEC.”
“It is important that the disciplinary procedures to be undertaken must be consistent with the right to fair hearing as enshrined in the party’s constitution.”