Taraba’s APC Crisis Gets Messier As Factional Group Tackles Chairman

By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo

Jalingo (Precise Post) – The crisis currently rocking the Taraba state chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC took a new dimension on Friday as the factional group under the aegis of Forum of Aggrieved Contestants and Like Minds tackled the embattled Chairman of the party Alhaji Ibrahim El-Sudi accusing him of spreading false rumours.

El-Sudi, according to the group had in a recent media interview accused the state former Acting governor Sani Danladi Abubakar of fuelling the crisis, including bribing the judge of the Jajingo federal High court to give judgement against the party Executive.

The Secretary of the forum Alhaji Sani Abdullahi Tullu in a statement issued in Jalingo said that the party Chairman who is also a Lawyer demonstrated little regards and shallow knowledge of the law by making accusations without an iota of evidence to substantiate his allegations.

Tullu said that “we view the statement alleging that a former Acting Governor of Taraba state Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi was one of the APC stakeholders fuelling the crisis bedeviling the party in the state as figment of their inauguration. “

“The forum of APC aggrieved contestants in the last APC state Congress and like minds outrightly debunk the insinuation by the EL-Sudi led faction and described the accusations as false and baseless.

” We receive with shock and utter disappointment such shallow allegation, which has no substance and only exist in the figment of the imagination of the originator, accuser and judge at the same time.

“To say the least the allegation further affirms the desperation of the embattled “chairman” of the APC in Taraba state. In fact it is baseless and should be thrown into the trashcan and confined into oblivion. The forum is surprised to have heard this hurriedly cooked and laughable story linking us with somebody as if we are medieval slaves scattered all over the places without a direction.

Tullu in the statement denied the involvement of the former acting Governorin the court case between the aggrieved aspirants and the state executive of the party.

The forum advised El-Sudi to retract his statement and all the accusations against the former acting Governor and the judge of the federal High court Jalingo as well as tender unreserved apology to the judge and the former acting Governor.

“Furthermore, we are bold to say that in the series of media press statements and parley with members of the media in Jalingo, Abuja and infact all over the country, we made it clear that, our actions and decision to approach the conventional courts was not in any way intended to undermine the party or any other individuals and group, but ensure that there was justice and fairness in the party, especially the composition of the new State executive .

It could be recalled that the state chapter of the party has been in crisis since the last state Congress of the party with a faction accusing the leadership of the party of sidelining them and “usurping” the controls of the party without following laid down procedures.

Our correspondent reports that the crisis resorted to a court action that forced the Federal High in Jalingo to desolve the state executive of the party in a recent judgement.

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