…..it is a cancerous and disastrous movement capable of destroying the party-Stakeholders
The Muslim Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has nosedived to witch-hunting and personal attacks of some of the party’s members said Mr. Ishaku Abbo (Cliff), the Senator Representing Adamawa Northern Zone.
Ishaku on his authenticated Facebook page alleged that Senator Kashim Shettima, the Presidential running mate to Chief Ahmed Bola Tinubu has hired some Adamawa APC party officials to suspend him.
According to him Kashim is fighting him unnecessarily Instead of engaging people whose mandate he stole, but hiring party men to fight those who are against his immoral Quest for power is bad.
He accused Shettima of releasing old pictures with Catholic Bishops as proof of his endorsements of Christians to the mobilization of fake Bishops, and now he goes about crude intimidation of torch bearers of truth, those who love the party sincerely.
Cliff revealed that an insider in APC intimated him Kashim has paid Mohammed Abdulĺahi, Mustapha Ribadu, Saidu Naira, Jafar Haske, and many to perfect his removal today in Yola.
Abbo said is battle ready and warned that Shettima should call his traducers to order or they will fight without having a victory.
Other stakeholders of the Adamawa APC have lent their voice to the alleged removal of Abbo.
Honorable Vrati S. Nzonzo, an APC Chieftain who is the party’s candidate for Lamurde, Demsa, and Numan federal constituency said it is a disastrous and cancerous move by Kashim to remove Abbo at this precarious time.
Vrati, a former Lamurde Local government Chairman worried that the party should not tow that path because it will do more harm than good to everyone in the Adamawa party system
“They should not try that, you can’t beat someone and yet stop him from crying. They have meted out injustice to people like Abbo and so many Christians in the party just because they aired out their grievances it has now become an issue altogether.
“An attempt to do something of that nature is going to backfire back on the party. For Cliff to go this far is to tell you that the injustice of the party is too much, and is within his right to do that.
” If there is even anyone to be suspended is the party chairman, a Man Who has an oath of office guiding his conscience.
“The Chairman was without fear or favor, boldly came out and declare an anti-party behavior by supporting a candidate of another is the one that need to be suspended not Abbo.
” Anyone that touches Senator Cliff has declared a political war in Adamawa,” Nzonzo said
Another stakeholder who was the Adamawa APC organizing Secretary, Alhaji Ahmed Lawan said the party should be forewarned of the impending danger of suspending Abbo.
He said if the party is going to suspend Abbo at all cost, they should equally do that to the state’s chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal who has openly shown a display of anti-party activities by campaigning for another candidate who is in another party.
This medium made several attempts to speak to all those whose names were mentioned above are that were paid to suspend Ishaku today was not possible only Saidu Naira and Abdullahi Mohammed responded to the calls.
Abdullahi who is the party’s publicity secretary simply said he cannot comment on a baseless issue.
He said Abbo is just rising dust where there is no water to dust it down.
According to him as far as he is concerned, is not aware of that development and cannot commend what he does not know, until what Abbo said has come to fruition before he can comment on it.
Naira, a party stakeholder from the Adamawa Northern Senatorial zone said the gross misconduct of Mr. Abbo has gone too bad before now nobody has nursed any motive for suspension talk more of now that is the fight against the party is not giving him the desired results.
He said it’s unfortunate that anybody that is looking for cheap popularity will bring religion to it to get undue attention and support.
He worried that since the return of Abbo to APC he is from one scandal of the order and the Senator has never called or worked with all relevant stakeholders of the zone to bring about party Unity.
He accused Cliff of operating alone without engaging people like to work for the interest of the party.
“If he thinks what is doing warrants his suspension so be it, but for me, nothing like that is in the pipeline or anyone cooking up something like that,” Naira said
Also, the state chairman of the Youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria Youth (YOWICAN), Adamawa State chapter, Reverend Gabriel Shall condemned the move by Shettima.
According to him if they succeeded in suspending Abbo it, therefore, means that they have a serious hiding agenda in this country against all those that are none Muslims.
He said it is a serious warning for anyone who is not a Muslim and those with good morals to stand up and fight injustice and what will destroy Nigeria in the name of religion.
“For God’s sake, Abbo is a party man and proffered solution to their party over what it will possibly consume them all and it ends up being an issue of suspension? There is more to this issue, it’s an agenda they have come to achieve and the Senator is not in support.
” They are trying to be vindictive because he is saying the truth to save our corporate existence as a nation in dire need of peace, unity, peaceful coexistence, and tolerance of one’s religion, and our diverse ethnic difference should be cherished not to be used to breed disharmony.
“This same Abbo was in the forefront in bringing Tinubu on board, he worked against Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, a Christian for him to turn against the Muslim Muslim ticket and is facing suspension threats is an agenda their APC party wants to achieve.
” May I submit that, we are behind Senator Ishaku Abbo, suspending him in APC will help the party rock its board to pieces. We can’t be caged under this kind of gross open hatred of a party that is supposed to be for all Nigerians.” Gabriel said