The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kano state, has nullified the purported expulsion of Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the House of Representatives currently on a 180-day suspension. The party also said Sani Ranka, who was also said to have been expelled, remain the party chairman in Ibeji Local Government Area of the state. The party in the LGA last week announced the two men had been expelled for anti-party activities and divisive tendencies.
Bashir Karaye, the state APC-Kano public relations officer, said due process was not followed in the matter.
“Due process was not followed in the purported expulsion of Abdulmumini Kofa and Sani Ranka. So, as far as APC is concerned, these gentlemen are still genuine members of the party,” he said.
“Ranka is still the chairman of APC in Bebeji, just as Abdulmumini Kofa is a genuine member of APC as well.”
“The APC will not accept any action that is contrary to the provisions of its constitution. I therefore urge the two warring groups to sheath their swords, while the investigative committee is working around the clock to find lasting solution to the problem,” he said.
Karaye said the matter had been brought before the state exco of the party, and two investigative panels were subsequently set up on it. He said one of the panels, headed by the party’s treasurer, Salisu Sidi Abba, met on the 15th June, 2017, and dismissed the said expulsion.