The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Birnin Kebbi LGA of Kebbi, has suspended a council chairmanship aspirant, Shafiu Abubakar, for making unguided and disrespectful comments about Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
This was disclosed to newsmen on Sunday by Alhaji Umaru Bakatara, Chairman of Zouro ward in Birnin Kebbi.
Bakatara expressed the ward’s unflinching support and loyalty to the administration of Governor Atiku Bagudu.
He said: “This is to inform you that following the unguided and disrespectful utterances by Shafiu Abubakar on the government of APC Kebbi State on Saturday through Vision FM Radio interview.
”The party has, therefore, suspended him from the party and we wish to inform you that APC Zauro ward has disassociated itself and its not in any way in support of his actions.
”The leadership of the ward wish to register its unflinching support and loyalty to the constituted authorities of the government of Kebbi state under the leadership of Governor Abubakar Bagudu.”
Meanwhile, Shafiu Abubakar on Sunday told NAN that his suspension was null and void.
According to him, Zauro ward executives of the APC have no jurisdiction under the law to suspend him for merely expressing his views.
Abubakar stated that freedom to express his feeling on issues are guaranteed in the Nigeria constitution.
”The suspension is baseless, null and void. They do not have the power under our great party, APC to suspend me and Nigeria’s constitution gave me freedom of speech which I used to express my feelings on issues relating to my state,” he said