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APC suspends Senator-elect, expels ex-governorship aspirant

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APC has expelled ex-governorship aspirant and  suspended Senator-elect, Jimkuta.

The State Working Committee, SWC, of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the state of Taraba has ratified David Jimkuta’s suspension and recommended his expulsion to the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC.

David Kente, a former governorship candidate and former board member of the North East Development Commission, NEDC, was also expelled.

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Ibrahim El-Sudi, the state chairman of the party, disclosed the SWC’s decision to reporters in Jalingo, the state capital.

According to him, on March 21, 2023, the APC Fete Ward of Takum L.G.A brought charges against the party on behalf of Senator-elect Jimkuta S.U. David.

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“The APC Takum Local Government Constituted a Five-Member Disciplinary Committee and Invited the Honourable Jimkuta S.U. David, but he declined the invitation.

“The Disciplinary Committee submitted its report to the APC Takum Local Government, which expelled the Honourable Jimkuta S.U. David from the APC.

“In accordance with article 13.9 (iv) of the amended APC constitution 2022. The State Working Committee met on the 20th of April, 2023, and hereby ratifies the action of the APC Takum Local Government with slight modification in accordance with 21.5 (h) (ii) by suspending him from the party but recommending to the National Executive Committee that he be expelled from the party for the multitude of offences of which he has been found guilty. The honourable Jimkuta S.U. David is now suspended from the party.

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“Also, sometime in July 2022, the Executives of APC Kente Ward of Wukari Local Government Area wrote to the Chairman of APC Wukari LGA requesting the expulsion of Chief David Sabo Kente based on a series of allegations and offences against the party as stipulated in the party constitution 2022 as amended.

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“You will also recall that the APC Wukari LGA invited Chief David Sabo Kente on multiple occasions to defend himself against the allegations made against him by the APC of his Ward, but he refused to accept their invitations and instead degraded them.

The APC Wukari Local Government sent a letter to the State APC on August 12, 2022, detailing the above complaints. Having investigated and validated that all constitutional procedures of fair hearing and disciplinary measures have been followed satisfactorily by both the Ward and Local Government levels of the party in Kente and Wukari Local Government, this report concludes that the party at both the Ward and Local Government level has adhered to its constitutional obligations.

In its meeting on Thursday, April 20, 2023, the State Working Committee exercised its authority under Article 13.9 iv of the party constitution to ratify the decision of the APC Wukari Local Government Area.

Chief David Sabo Kente has been expelled from the All Progressives Congress and should cease representing himself as a party member immediately.”

El-sudi also noted that fourteen of the APC’s eighteen SWC members made the decision and reaffirmed that he remains the party’s legitimate state chairman.

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