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“Why former House of Representatives Minority leader was suspended,” Borno APC

By Suru Charles

The leadership of the Borno State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has finally broken silence on the suspension of the former Minority leader in the Lower chamber of the National Assembly, Mohammed Kumalia.

In a letter made available to The Trumpet, Kumalia was suspended following his alleged anti party activities.

The lawmaker who The Trumpet observed to have being representing Maiduguri federal constituency at the House of Representatives, was last Monday suspended by his Limanti ward.

The party’s state Working Committee who confirmed his suspension via a letter signed by the state Publicity Secretary, Makinta Zarami, said the claimed by the lawmaker that he has tendered a letter of resignation to the party was an afterthought.

Apart from describing the letter as an afterthought, the committee was also observed denied not to have received the lawmaker’s resignation letter.

Part of the committee letter reads ” your purported letter of resignation dated 21st day of March 2022, was not received by the party, either in the ward, local government or state secretariat of our party.”

Affirming that “your letter was an afterthought to cover up your deficiencies ” the party according to the state working committee ” states that you remain suspended following the allegations contained in the letter of suspension from Limanti ward.”

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Apart from his alleged anti party, the lawmaker was also said to have been suspended for allegedly dragging the party to court.

Such action, our correspondent learnt, was in violation of Article 21 (2) (xi) of the APC constitution 2022 as amended.

The working committee was also observed to have gone further to enumerate the lawmaker’s consistent engagement in acts which they said are inimical to the party.

Stressing that such acts are contrary to the party’s Article 21(2), the decision of the party to suspend the lawmaker, they believed would go a long way to save the hard earned good image of the party in the lawmaker’s ward, his local government council and the state at large.

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