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GOMBE: APC expels lawmaker over anti-party activities



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The Gombe State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has expelled Rep Usman Bello Kumo of the Akko Federal Constituency, with immediate effect over alleged anti-party activities.

This was revealed in a letter to the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, dated April 1, 2020, which was made available to newsmen in Gombe on Friday.

The letter sanctioning the expulsion of Kumo who represents Kumo East Ward Chapter of Akko Local Government Area of the state, noted that the action against the federal lawmaker followed a petition against him.

The party in the letter signed by Musa Barade, chairman of the APC in Kumo East and 20 others, said upon receipt of the petition, the ward executive committee constituted and inaugurated a seven man facts finding committee to investigate the allegations leveled against Kumo.

“That the anti-party activities of Hon Usman Bello Kumo against the election of Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya at the 2019 general elections as governor of Gombe state is an infamous conduct, cannot be tolerated and its contrary to the provisions of the party’s constitution as enshrined in article 21, paragraph A(1) and (2) 2014 as amended.

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“That the car donation by Hon Usman Bello Kumo to an interloper, one Garba Inuwa Gona, who is not even a constituent of Akko Federal Constituency, simply because he insulted our party leader, Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje on Progress Radio, Gombe clearly demonstrated his indiscipline, immorality and a total disrespect to the leadership of the party, the Governor of Gombe State and would certainly have an adverse effect on the progress, peace and stability of our great party.

“That Hon Usman Bello Kumo is hereby dismissed/ expelled from the All Progressives Congress with immediate effect from today 30th day of March, 2020,” the letter read in part.

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