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Bauchi APC Exco members remove party chairman, announce deputy as replacement

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Bauchi APC Exco members remove party chairman, announce deputy as replacement

Story from Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi

A fresh leadership crisis has rocked the Bauchi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the 27 members of the State Working Committee of the party out of 37 passed a vote of no confidence on the embattled Chairman, Alhaji Aliyu Babayo Misau.

The SWC members passed a vote of no confidence on the chairman at an emergency meeting held at the secretariat of the party.

They also announced the removal of the Chairman and replaced him with the Deputy Chairman, Mohammed Hassan Tilde, claiming that their action was in line with the Constitution of the party.

The State Legal Adviser of the party Barrister Rabiu Garba who spoke on behalf of the committee alleged that, “Babayo Aliyu has failed as chairman, we are therefore left with no option but to pass a vote of no confidence on him so that we can move ahead as a political party.

“As you can see, 27 out of 37 members of the State Working Committee are here, we discussed the lingering leadership situation in the party and agreed to remove Babayo Aliyu Misau as the Chairman. Therefore, from now, he has ceased to be the chairman.”

He said that the former chairman was called to order on several occasions but he refused to change his ways, and kept leading the party contrary to the guidelines and constitution of the party.

The Legal Advisor said that the decision has been communicated to the National Secretariat of APC in Abuja as well as the National Chairman, Umar Ganduje.

In his acceptance, Mohammed Hassan Tilde described the development as necessary considering the fact that the APC under Babayo Aliyu Misau was fast losing relevance since the conclusion of the 2023 general elections.

He said that he will join hands with other members of the State Working Committee to reshape the party and make it a formidable opposition in Bauchi State expressing hope that the party will win the pending appeals at the Supreme Court.

Tilde said that the decision was not a witch-hunt, nor indictment but a move to ensure that things were done the way they are supposed to be.

All efforts to reach Babayo Aliyu Misau for his reaction failed as he neither responded to the SMS and WhatsApp messages sent to his mobile number nor pick up the phone at the time of filing this report.

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