The Director-General of the campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Adamawa State, Senator Aishatu Ahmed Binani, Senator Ahmed Hassan Barata has been suspended from the party.
Rant HQ understands he was suspended by the executives of the party in Ketembere Ward of Shelleng Local Government Area of the state.
The campaign DG was suspended in a letter addressed to him and copied to APC Chairman in Shelleng local government.
The suspension is coming less than 3 weeks to the April 15 date fixed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of a supplementary election in the state in which Binani is up against the incumbent Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Barata was suspended for alleged ani-party activities according to the letter made available to journalists on Friday in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
He was accused in the letter of withholding food items sent by Senator Binani to “party faithful” before the election.
They said the resolution to suspend Barata was arrived at during a meeting of the ward executives held on March 27, 2023, in Ketembere.
“With due regard to all relevant sections of article 21 of the All Progressives Congress constitution 2022 as amended which as well empowers the ward executive committee to take disciplinary measures against any erring members irrespective of his or her status, we the Exco members of this ward, therefore, have resolved in our 27 March 2023 meeting to suspend you,” the suspension letter reads in part.
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