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Major Political Party Suspends National Chairman



The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has suspended the National Chairman and Presidential candidate in the February election, Yabagi Yusuf Sani.

The NWC has appointed former Minister of State, Agriculture and Deputy National Chairman (South), Alhaji Najeem Awodele as acting national chairman pending the conduct of a congress.

The ADP leaders said they suspended Sani because he has become a cog in the wheel of ADP’s progress.

They added that in less than one year, Sani alienated all the national officers, elders and major stakeholders, kept party funds to himself and doctored the constitution of the party.

The allegations were disclosed in a statement signed by Dr James Okoroma, national secretary; Chief Iboro Ige-Edaba, national treasurer; Engr. Esther Oche, national special duties secretary; Barr. Obadiah Bichi, national legal adviser; Barr. Tope Salami, national financial secretary; Prince Edobor Oghosa, national youth leader and Dr Chris Nzekwu, national leader, PLWD.

“Some of the illegal acts perpetrated by Engr. Sani which have impeded the growth of the Party are: Misappropriation and diversion of about N200,000,000 (Two Hundred Million Naira) which the Party realised from the sale of Nomination and Expression of Interest forms which he could not account for.

“Forging of the signature of the National Secretary, Dr James Okoroma for a fake resolution to Polaris Bank and other Banks for the removal of the National Treasurer, Chief Iboro Ige-Edaba as a signatory to the Party’s Accounts.

“Constant attacks on National Officers. He attacked the National Secretary, Dr. James Okoroma, the National Special Duties Secretary, Engr. Esther Oche and the National Treasurer, Chief Iboro Ige-Edaba.”