By Akombo Aondona, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has refuted media reports (not in The Dream Daily Newspaper) claiming that the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Murtala Yakubu Ajaka, has been suspended by the APC by his ward executives in the state.
Hon. Ajaka is in the running to succeed Governor Yahaya Bello who would soon serve out his second term in office.
In a letter addressed to the national, North Central and state chairmen of the APC entitled “RE: SUSPENSION OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP FROM AJAKA WARD 1: AN UNEQUIVOCAL DISCLAIMER” and signed by the Ajaka Ward chairman of the party, Omale Danladi and Secretary, Suleiman Abubakar, the ward executives said the fake news was an attempt by Ajaka’s political detractors and enemies of APC Ajaka Ward 1 to tarnish Ajaka’s image and that of the party in an effort to frustrate the governorship ambition of the deputy national publicity secretary.
The letter reads: “We refer to the letter dated the 20th day of March, 2023 in respect of the above subject matter and the issues and allegations contained therewith.
“We, the leadership of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, APC Ward 1, Ajaka in Igalamela/Odolu local government area of Kogi state wish to and hereby deny the purported letter of your suspension alongside all the allegations contained therein in entirety, as they are completely frivolous, false and a calculated attempt by political enemies to tarnish the image of the generality of Ward 1 Party Excos and to distract and frustrate your political ambition.
“The falsehood and mischief of the mischief makers becomes more glaring from the inclusion of the name and signature of our deceased Exco member by the name of Danjuma Sani Ejika (Welfare Secretary) who died on 13th April, 2022 on a purported document containing the names and signatures Ajaka Ward 1 Exco members present at the purported meeting whereat the decision to suspend you was reached.
“What is more, the place, date and time when we the Ajaka Ward 1 leadership of our great party reached the purported decision to suspend was not stated on the letter”.