The factional Chairman of the All Progressive Congress in Taraba State, James Amadu, on Friday, called on the security operatives in the state to urgently effect the arrest of Ibrahim Tukur for impersonation as the chairman of the party in the state.
At a press conference in Jalingo, Amadu, flanked by some state executives of the party also called on APC national leadership to expediently call Elsudi to order before he creates irreparable confusion in the state branch.
Amadu, who was reacting to the purported suspension of the senator-elect for Taraba South Senatorial District, David Jimkuta, and the governorship aspirant of the party in the just concluded election, Chief David Sabo Kente, by Elsuldi said the former chairman lacked the legal and moral grounds to suspend or expel any member of the party.
Amadu said, “Barr Ibrahim Tukur Elsudi was legally removed from office by the State Executive of the party. After his removal, my humble self, Hon. James Amadu, former deputy State Chairman of the party and the highest-ranking official was unanimously and legally endorsed as the State Acting Chairman of the party.
“By the provision of the APC constitution, Barr. Elsudi ceased to function as Chairman on February 10th and has no legal right to suspend or expel any member from the party.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Chief David Sabo Kente remains a member of the APC in Taraba and our Senator-elect Hon. David Jimkuta remains a legitimate member of our great party in Taraba State and the leader of the party in waiting, in line with the provisions of the constitution of the party.
“We hereby, call on the security operatives in the state to urgently effect the arrest of Barr. Elsudi for impersonation. We also call on the national leadership of the party to expediently call Elsudi to order before he creates irreparable confusion in the party.”
Our correspondent reports that the Elsuldi-led faction of the party in the state had on Monday expelled Chief David Sabo Kente and recommended the suspension of the senator-elect to the national secretariat.