Babachir, Ribadu, Buhari’s In-Law Petition Oshiomhole To Sack Adamawa APC EXCO

Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of All Progressives Congres (APC), has been petitioned to expel or suspend the entire EXCO of the Adamawa chapter along with 21 local government chairmen of the party, SaharaReporters can report.

Babachir Lawal, former SGF; Ahmed Abubakar MoAllahyidi, a serving senator, Nuhu Ribadu, a governorship aspirant and pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC); Mahmood Halilu, another governorship aspirant and President Muhammadu Buhari’s In-law are some of the big names who signed the petition.

The petition, obtained by SaharaReporters, was written after Friday’s open endorsement of Governor Jibirilla Bindow by state party Chairman, Ibrahim Bilal, and other EXCO members.

“Your excellency sir, we are compelled to petition you on the recent activities of the Adamawa State Party Executives and the 21 Local Government Party Chairmen which occurred on the 15th September, 2018 in Yola during the Public declaration of intention to contest for the State gubernatorial seat by the incumbent Governor, Umar Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow where the State Party Chairman Mr. Ibrahim Bilal, with his executives and one Mr. Babangida Talasse the representative of the Local Government APC Chairmen, publicly came out to endorse one aspirant, the incumbent Governor Jibrilla Mohammed Bindow; they did not only endorse him, they proceeded to inform the public that he is already the winner and there are no other aspirants to be considered in Adamawa State. This singular action has since tampered with the process of internal democracy of our party in Adamawa State where there is supposed to be presumption of equality and fairness for all members.

“Your Excellency sir, the above action is contrary to the expectation of fairness and neutrality from the State Executives and this is a clear violation of section 21 (A) (xi) of our party Constitution where it stated that ‘In cases of alteration of delegate lists, falsification of nomination results, and OR TAMPERING WITH THE PROCESSES OF INTERNAL DEMOCRACY OF THE PARTY, the offender shall be liable to expulsion from the Party and be prosecuted’.

“We have three gubernatorial aspirants that have purchased and submitted their forms, none of them was screened out by the party, and yet the State EXCOs have made up their mind that they can only consider one aspirant; this is contrary to the principles of natural justice and fairness as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. There is no way these sets of State ECXCOs and the Local Government counterparts will accord other aspirants a level playing field in the coming primaries elections in Adamawa State.

“In light of the foregoing, we pray as follows: “That the National Working Committee (NWC) should immediately investigate this gross misconduct as it is already causing disaffection among our members in the State, pitching one member against another due to lack of internal democracy in the party in the State through the actions of a very biased State EXCOs and Local Government Party Chairmen.
“That the National Working Committee (NWC) after establishing the clear violation of the principle of neutrality as enshrined in our constitution and the existence of tampering with the process of internal democracy of the party as enshrined in Section 21(A)(xi), that the NWC will hand out the necessary sanctions which may include immediate suspension or/and expulsion.

“That the NWC should consider vetoing the State’s EXCO choice of mode of primary elections in Adamawa State in the form of ‘Indirect Primary Election’ since they cannot provide level playing field nor fairness to the exercise.

“That the NWC shall ensure these current Adamawa EXCOs and Local Government Party Chairmen are not allowed to conduct, organize, superintend the coming primary elections in Adamawa State for fairness, just and equitable conduct of a credible election that will stand the test of time anywhere whether in Law Courts or in Court of Public opinion.”

SIGNED
1. Engineer Babachir D. Lawal …………………………………………………..
2. Senator Ahmed Abubakar Mo’Allahyidi …………………………………….
3. Senator Abubakar Halilu Girei mni ………………………………………….
4. Senator Bello Tukur ………………………………………………………………
5. Engineer Marcus Gundiri mni ………………………………………………….
6. Mallam Nuhu Ribadu mni ……………………………………………………..
7. Sadiq Muhammed (Walin Ganye) …………………………………………..
8. Alh. (Dr) Mahmoud Halilu Ahmed…………………………………………………..