The Adamawa State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended the Yola South Local Government Caretaker Chairman of the party, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, for allegedly attacking President Muhammadu Buhari on social media.
1st News learned that a viral audio clip was posted on Monday, August 9, in which a voice widely recognised as that of Suleiman; said to have wished that coronavirus had inflicted President Buhari and killed him.
Adamu was berated in the aftermath which resulted in a disclaimer; however, the state leadership of the party released a statement Tuesday afternoon; in which it announced a decision to suspend him and then to investigate the said social media attack.
The APC statement, signed by the state Caretaker Publicity Secretary, Hon Mohammed Abdullahi, said the party had noted the audio clip against Buhari; following which it called an emergency state working committee (SWC) meeting where the clip was replayed and deliberated upon.
“At the end, it was observed that some of the words in the audio clip were most unfortunate and required further investigation.
“Consequently, a seven-man disciplinary committee has been set up by the state working committee; to investigate the issues in the audio clip and to make appropriate recommendations for action,” the statement said.
The party said it had to suspend the Yola South APC caretaker chairman to ensure an unhindered investigation.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ebonyi State chapter, on Monday, August 9; condemned the killing of suspected travelers at Obiozara, in the Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state; by assailants believed to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, during the sit-at-home.
Also, the party slammed Governor David Umahi for not redressing the situation.
A statement by the PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Silas Onu, chided Umahi; for allegedly asking residents to ignore the sit-at-home order by IPOB when he knew he was not ready to provide adequate security for them.
However, the PDP condemned the incident; and called on IPOB to realise that killing innocent citizens for whatever reason was not a solution to the many challenges facing Nigeria.
The statement read in part, “Today, reports have it that three people have been shot dead; by yet-to-be-identified gunmen in the boundary between Ohaozara and Onicha LGA.
“These killings could have been avoided if the governor had not assured law-abiding citizens; that adequate security will be provided to protect them as they disobey the sit-at-home order.”