• Says campaign of calumny may affect party adversely
‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
Daily Courier – The Concern APC youth Taraba state has berated sponsored attacks against state chairman of the party, Hon. El-Sudi by those they called sponsored groups.
The group registered their displeasure while protesting in support of El-Sudi today 17 May, 2022 at the APC national headquarters in Abuja.
A statement released to Daily Courier by the chairman of the group, Adamu Y. Garba reads: “Our attention has been drawn to the Campaign of calumny and character assassination against the person of Hon. Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi the Chairman All Progressives Congress, Taraba State from an alleged protest carried out yesterday 16th May, 2022 purportedly held by sponsored groups parading themselves as APC EXCO at the APC National Secretariat Abuja (Buhari House).
“We wish to use this medium to condemn the activities of some of our political leaders who are hellbent to their selfish interest against the overall interest of the party in the state, aimed at unnecessarily heating up the political atmosphere in our party by sponsoring unwarranted and frivolous protest against the Honorable Chairman (Hon. El-Sudi) through their faceless errand boys christened APC EXCO, Taraba State.
“It is highly disheartening that people who are supposed to be elderstatemen in the party will be sponsoring campaign of calumny against the sitting Chairman at a time that we have to join forces chase away the opposition party (PDP) from Taraba State government house.
“Furthermore, this unwarranted sponsored media engagement aimed at tarnishing the image of hon. Chairman (El-Sudi) is a high level show of irresponsibility on the part of the leaders who are sponsoring it.
“Consequently, Hon. El-Sudi has been reportedly targeted by these desperate and self-centered politicians in Taraba State and their proxies with the worst kind of Character assassination, solely because he stands for justice, equity and fare play and refused to do their biding.
“As a result of the above, there were several attempt by these leaders through their representatives and surrogate to do everything within their powers to hinder him (El-Sudi) from becoming the APC Chairman Taraba State. For example they obtained different Court Orders to restrain him from becoming the APC Chairman and calling him with malicious names amongst others. But when all these failed they (desperate politicians) now resorted to sponsor sklombo/(thugs) boys in Abuja to stage a protest against him at the APC National Secretariat Abuja (Buhari House) all in the bid to achieve their selfish interest.”
They called on the leaders concerned to stop fanning the ember of discord and instigating crisis within the party which is likely to embarrass or have adverse effects on the party or can bring the party to ridicule and hatred of which any of the above mentioned activity is an offence, contain in Article 21 of the APC Constitution 2014 as amended.