The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Nasarawo/Binyeri constituency of Adamawa State, on Saturday announced the expulsion of its candidate for the May 11 House of Assembly by-election, Ibrahim Umar.
The State Chairman of the CPC Publicity Sub-committee on Merger with other Political Parties, Musa Kamale, also announced the indefinite suspension of the party chairman in the state, Ibrahim Waziri.
Mr. Kamale said in Yola that Mr. Umar was expelled for unwholesome party activity, while Mr. Waziri was suspended for his alleged role in the emergence of an opposition party member as the party candidate for the election.
The chairman also tendered the letters of expulsion and suspension of the affected persons signed by the National Secretary of the party, Buba Galadima.
He said the decision, which was taken at the National Executive Committee meeting of the party on April 30, also confirmed the state Deputy Chairman, Njidda Danboyi, as Acting Chairman.
Mr. Waziri confirmed receipt of his suspension letter, saying that as a loyal party member, he accepted the suspension in good faith.
He, however, said he would wait for the outcome of the ongoing investigation on the allegation against him.
On his part, Mr. Umar said he had no comment on his expulsion as he had yet to receive the letter.
Earlier on Wednesday, the CPC announced the withdrawal of its candidate for the by-election.
It thereafter directed its supporters to vote for the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Mathias Yohanna, in the spirit of ongoing merger talks with other political parties.
The party claimed that Mr. Umar was a PDP member sponsored with the connivance of some CPC officials to emerge as candidate of the party.
The Nasarawo/Binyeri by-election arose because of the death of the member representing the constituency in the Adamawa Assembly, Ahmad Gangwaso, in January. – Premium times.