The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State has announced the expulsion of David Jimkuta, the Senator-elect for Taraba South District for his alleged involvement in anti-party activities, News About Nigeria reports.
The party has also suspended David Sabo Kente, a gubernatorial aspirant of the party in the 2023 general elections, for similar reasons.
In a press conference held in the state capital, Jalingo, the chairman of the party, Elsudi Ibrahim, declared that Sabo-Kente is no longer a member of the party and urged him to stop identifying as one.
He also recommended Jimkuta’s expulsion to the national executive committee office.
Ibrahim clarified that he remains the party’s chairman, as reinstated by the court, despite controversies surrounding a vote of no confidence passed against him by some members of the state working committee.
The expulsion of Sabo Kente followed allegations and offenses levied against him by the APC Kente Ward of Wukari Local Government Area, which were confirmed after investigations by both the Ward and Local Government level of the party in Kente and Wukari Local Government.
The decision was ratified by the State working Committee on 20th April 2023 in line with Article 13.9 iv of the party constitution.
Similarly, Jimkuta’s suspension came after the APC Fete Ward of Takum L.G.A leveled some offenses against the Senator-elect, who refused to honor the invitation of the 5 Man Disciplinary Committee constituted by the APC Takum Local Government.
The report of the Disciplinary Committee found him guilty of numerous offenses, which led to his suspension from the party.
The State working Committee ratified the action of the APC Takum Local Government with slight modification in line with 21.5 (h), (ii) by recommending him to the National Executive Committee for his expulsion from the party.