The crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Jigawa state on Monday, and the impeachment of the Chairman, took a new dimension. Ringim Local Government Area Shehu Sule of the state.
The impeachment of journalists in Dutse, the capital of Badamasi Garba State, representing councilors leader Dabi Ward.
Mr. Sule is believed to be one of the nine local government chieftains in Jigawa North West Senatorial District, where he pitched a tent with Senator Danladi Sankara of the district.
Mr. Sankara clashed with the state governor, Muhammad Badaru, just before the PDP primary. The senator accused the governor of bias and subsequently withdrew from the primary.
“I have decided to withdraw from the Jigawa North West Senatorial District primary election due to the biased and privileged actions of the state party chairman (Mr. Badaru),” Mr. Sankara said in a letter addressed to the party’s National Chairman, Abdullahi. Adamu.
Mr. Sankara recently held a closed door meeting with the governorship candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mustapha Lamido. The couple’s meeting raised doubts about whether APC members were planning to frame the politician.
Nine of the 12 councilors that make up the North West senatorial district are believed to be loyal to Mr. Sankara, who has avoided APC rallies and events in the state in recent months.
Why did we dismiss the Chairman – the Chairman of the Council
Speaking on behalf of the councilors, Mr. Garba explained that the majority of them signed the impeachment letter because they voted for Sule’s removal.
Of the ten councilors in Ringim Local Government Area, only Sankara Ward councilor Tijjani Rabo refused to sign the impeachment letter.
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In their letter, the councilors accused the local government chief of not engaging in contracts in the council area.
They cited the reasons for dismissing Mr. Sule from his position, such as “lack of legal regulations for contract signing and payment, illegal lease of local government council land and farmland, and sale of 75 corner shops in Ringim Market.”
The letter read: “In accordance with the position and powers vested in us by the Jigawa State Local Government Act and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), we hereby resolve to remove you from the position of Chairman of Ringim Local Government Council with immediate effect.”
The challenged boss reacts
However, the chairman of the embattled council, Mr. Sule, told reporters that he would respond to the impeachment letter in due course.
In early May, Mubarak Ahmad, chairman of Yankwashi Local Government Area and also loyal to Mr. Sankara, was suspended from the Jigawa State House of Assembly after the state governor complained about the selection of party delegates.
The governor later revoked the assembly’s decision to suspend the local government chairman.
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