A council chairmanship aspirant, in Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area, Shafiu Abubakar, has been suspended by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), for disrespecting the Kebbi State governor, Abubakar Bagudu.
Umaru Bakatara, Chairman of Zouro ward in Birnin Kebbi, made this known on Sunday in a press briefing in Birnin Kebbi.
Bakatara explained that the suspension was as a result of unguarded and disrespectful utterances by Shafiu on the government of 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.”
Reacting, Abubakar said that his suspension was null and void.
He claimed that the Zauro ward executives of the party had no jurisdiction under the law to suspend him for merely expressing his views as enshrined in the constitution.
“The suspension is baseless, null and void. They do not have the power under our great party, APC to suspend me and Nig