The factional leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State has dissociated itself from the purported expulsion of David Jimkuta, the Senator-elect for Taraba’s Southern senatorial zone.
The spokesman of the caucus, Hon. Usman Shidi, in a briefing in Abuja accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the mastermind of the crisis.
Shidi noted that due process was not followed in the removal of El-Sudi as the action of few members of the committee was against Section 12 of the APC’s constitution.
According to shidi, “On behalf of the leadership of the APC, Taraba State, APC’s federal lawmakers and other SEC members, we by this press conference dissociate ourselves from calls for the resignation and the purported removal of Hon. El-Sudi as the APC’s state chairman through a press conference held on February 3, 2023, by a skewed and self-serving section of the State Executive Committee not properly constituted and without a quorum and consulting the state caucus created by Article 12.9 of the APC’s constitution.
“The group who signed the purported expulsion of our Senator-elect are not members of APC in Takum local government.”
“They are rather some mercenaries recruited from an opposition party by some aggrieved members of the party who lost out in both primaries and the governorship elections of the 2021 polls.”