A chapter chairman of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been suspended for openly criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari.
Suleiman Adamu, the chairman of the APC in Yola South, was suspended on Tuesday after a viral clip surfaced in which he purportedly insulted President Buhari and swore allegiance to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The APC was upset by the tape, according to a news release released by Mohammed Abdullahi, the party’s Publicity Secretary in the state.
Adamu is said to have expressed his want for Buhari to be murdered by a coronavirus in the audio.
Adamu is said to have spoken at a reconciliation meeting convened by Jibrilla Bindow, the former governor of Adamawa state.
The release, sighted by SaharaReporters, reads in part, “As a party, we came across an audio clip that is widely circulating in the social media which emanates from the Stakeholders meeting of our party in Yola South Local Government Area.
“In light of the above, we had an emergency SWC meeting today (10/08/2021) where the audio clip was replayed, digested and deliberated upon.
“At the end it was observed that some of the words/remarks in the audio clip were most unfortunate and require further investigation.
“Consequently, a 7-man disciplinary committee has been set up by the SWC to investigate the issues in the audio clip and make appropriate recommendations for action.
“In order to ensure unhindered investigation and fair hearing, the SWC has resolved that the APC Caretaker Chairman, Yola South Local Government (Alh. Suleiman Adamu) who is a member of the State Executive Committee be suspended pending the outcome of the investigation by the 7-man disciplinary committee.
“Meanwhile, the APC Local Government Vice Chairman (Alh. Adamu Majekano) is mandated to take over as Acting Chairman, Yola South.
“Finally, we urge our Stakeholders at all levels not to allow unpleasant comments/remarks during party meetings of any nature.”