By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akko and Yamaltu Deba local government areas of Gombe State has endorsed the expulsion of Senator Muhammad Goje from the party.
The APC said the development was due to Senator Goje’s anti-party activities during the Presidential and State Elections.
In separate conferences with journalists in Kumo, Akko local government area and Deba, Yamaltu Deba Local Government Areas, the Executive members of the party said they were left with no option but to take the decision.
They said the embattled Senator refused to appear before the committee set to probe his involvement in the allegations labelled against him.
The two Local government areas constitute Gombe Central Senatorial District and the executive members of the APC in those areas said they consider Senator Goje’s refusal to honour the several invitations to clear his name as an act of disrespect for the party.
For the Chairman of the APC in Akko LGA, Usman Kumo, the leadership of the APC at the national level and the Senate should note that Senator Goje was no longer a member of the party at any level in the state.
In Deba, the Secretary of the APC, Mr Haruna Birma, who re-echoed the endorsement of Goje’s sack, also announced that the serving member of the House of Representatives for Yamaltu Deba, Yunusa Abubakar, had been suspended from the party over anti-party activities as well.
He said; “Yunusa’s suspension had been decided by his ward, Lubo-Kinafa-Difa Ward and reaffirmed by the local government executives.”
Mr Birma warned that investigations were on for stringent measures against any member involved in any compromising acts.
The Executive members of the APC in Akko and Yamaltu-Deba LGAs commended Governor Muhammadu Yahaya for his development projects in their areas.
They passed a vote of confidence on Governor Inuwa Yahaya and affirmed their support for him as their leader in the state.