The Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi, has suspended one of its senior staff identified as Raliya Kashim for allegedly campaigning for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The spokesperson for the polytechnic, Maimako Baraya, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said Kahim’s action was against the institution’s rule.
Kashim, according to the statement, was suspended for campaigning for the APC presidential and governorship candidates on the instant messaging platform, WhatsApp.
She was the Deputy General Manager in charge of Consultancy Services at the polytechnic before her suspension.
The statement read: “The employee recently posted videos containing campaign materials of the presidential and the governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“[This] is a clear violation of the code of ethics for public servants.
“The management of the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic wishes to categorically state that the institution is a professional entity governed by rules.
“It shall leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all employees respect the laws of the institution.
“We wish to assure the general public that there would be no sacred cow and it will never be intimidated by the activities of political jobbers, fifth columnists, and enemies of the state.”
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