By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
As the crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Kaduna State deepens, the Kaduna South Local Government office of party has handed down the party has suspended the Chairman Kaduna Board of Internal Revenue, Mukhtar Ahmad Monrovia. Special Adviser on Youth to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Auwal Yato Mai Kyau and Yakubu Soso whom was said to be parading as chairman of the oarty at the local government area.
The suspension was disclosed in a statement jointly signed by signed by its Chairman,
Alhaji Bello Inuwa and Secretary, Comrade Ayok Danboyi, dated February 16, 2018.
In the statement titled ‘NOTICE OF SUSPENSION FROM PARTY: MUKHTAR AHMAD MONROVIA, AUWAL YARO MAI KYAU AND YAKUBU SOSO’ the party said they were suspended for ridiculing the party, among other offences.
“The Kaduna South APC Executives is sad towards the activities of some unscrupulous elements within the party that are hell-bent in disrupting and ridiculing the Party in Kaduna South LG. These characters are: Mukhtar Ahmad Monrovia, the Chairman Kaduna State Board of Internal Revenue, Auwal Yaro Mai Kyau, Special Adviser on Youths to Governor Nasiru Elrufa’i and Yakubu Soso who is unlawfully parading himself as ‘Chairman’ of APC, Kaduna South Local Government.
“The Party at local government level have received various complaints on the activities of these characters which include but not limited to incitement, unbecoming behaviours, anti-party and impersonation as well as outright disrespect of the Party leadership in the local government. Sequel to this, the party have severally warned them to desist from such acts because they are contrary to the laws enshrined in the Party’s Constitution. As a matter, a Fact-Finding Committee was constituted in order to established the veracity of these complaints. The Committee finds that all the allegations are true and genuine. It further warned the trio but refused with impunity.
“For instance, Mukhtar Ahmad Monrovia has been inducing some Ward Executives by opening a new Local Government office which is different from the main office of the party so that they can violate the extant rules of the Party and he is also hell-bent and desperate of becoming the Party’s flag-bearer for the House of Representative elections in 2019 using unconstitutional channels and incitement. On the other hand, Auwal Yaro Mai Kyau has been sponsoring thugs to unleash thuggery. No wonder, he is known as father of thugs in Kaduna South Local Government,” it stated.
APC said that in addition, Yakubu Soso is unlawfully amassing wealth from aspiring candidates ahead of the 2019 elections by parading himself as ‘Chairman’ of APC in the LG as well as causing tensions, distrust and disunity among party members.
” No wonder he’s at loggerhead with his boss, the Honourable Member representing Tudun Wada Constituency in Kaduna State House of Assembly
“After exhausting all the constitutional avenues to ensure these characters desist from such unconstitutional acts and upon the recommendation of the Disciplinary and Fact-Finding Committee, the party is left with no option than to invoke the relevant sections of the Party’s Constitution by suspending Mukhtar Ahmad Monrovia, Auwal Yaro Mai Kyau and Yakubu Soso from the period for 18 months commencing from today 16th February, 2018 for your outright disobedience to the Party.
“By this notice therefore, the trio are warned to stay away from all the activities of the Party and no member of the party should associate with them throughout the period of this suspension else appropriate disciplinary action would be taken against any erring member(s),” it explained.
The party said that it wishes to categorically states that all the decisions taken by the State Acting Chairman of the Party S.I Danladi Wada on any erring member, the Local Government Executives support it as its in the best interest of our party.
“We wish to also states here that the State Chapter will always have steadfast support from us,” it added.
The statement was copied to the APC National Chairman, APC Deputy National Chairman North, APC National Vice Chairman North West, APC State’s Acting Chairman Kaduna, All Ward Chairmen, Kaduna South, INEC Headquaters, Abuja, REC, Kaduna State, Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission, Kaduna Police Command, and NUJ and the Media.