Zakaa Lazarus, Abuja.
A group under the umbrella of Concern APC Youth Taraba state has called on some political leader to unite APC party faithfuls rather than fanning the embers of discord capable of igniting crises amongst members of the party in Taraba State.
The group also condemned in strong terns the campaign of Calumny against the Taraba State Chairman, Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi.
Convener of the group, Adamu Garba in a statement said that the Campaign of calumny and character assassination against the chairman, from an alleged protest sponsored groups parading themselves as APC EXCO at the APC National Secretariat Abuja was likely to embarrass or have adverse effects on the party or can bring the party to ridicule and hatred of which any of the above mentioned activity is an offence, contain in Article 21 of the APC Constitution 2014 as amended.
“It is highly disheartening that people who are supposed to be elderstatemen in the party will be sponsoring campaign of calumny against the sitting Chairman at a time that we have to join forces chase away the opposition party (PDP) from Taraba State government house.
“Furthermore, this unwarranted sponsored media engagement aimed at tarnishing the image of hon. Chairman (El-Sudi) is a high level show of irresponsibility on the part of the leaders who are sponsoring it.
“Consequently, Hon. El-Sudi has been reportedly targeted by these desperate and self-centered politicians in Taraba State and their proxies with the worst kind of Character assassination, solely because he stands for justice, equity and fare play and refused to do their biding.
“As a result of the above, there were several attempt by these leaders through their representatives and surrogate to do everything within their powers to hinder him (El-Sudi) from becoming the APC Chairman Taraba State. For example they obtained different Court Orders to restrain him from becoming the APC Chairman and calling him with malicious names amongst others. But when all these failed they (desperate politicians) now resorted to sponsor sklombo/(thugs) boys in Abuja to stage a protest against him at the APC National Secretariat Abuja (Buhari House) all in the bid to achieve their selfish interest.
“At this juncture, may we use this opportunity to call on these leaders to stop fanning the ember of discord and instigating crisis within our dear party which is likely to embarrass or have adverse effects on the party or can bring the party to ridicule and hatred of which any of the above mentioned activity is an offence, contain in Article 21 of the APC Constitution 2014 as amended”. He said