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Borno APC Suspends Kumalia For Anti-Party Activities


August 09, (THEWILL) – Borno State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has suspended a former member of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Barrister Mohammed Umara Kumalia, for alleged anti-party activities.

Kumalia was a former Minority Leader of the House of Representatives on the platform of the defunct All Nigerians Peoples Party (ANPP).

The former lawmaker, who represented Borno Central at the National Assembly between 1999 and 2007, had joined the APC, where he aspired as governor, but was defeated by the incumbent governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, in the 2018 primary ahead of the 2019 general elections.

His letter of suspension, jointly signed by APC ward chairman, Alhaji Modu Gofama, and secretary, Alhaji Mohammed Kagu of Limanti Ward, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), read: “Following the 2019 General Elections, where you contested for the Governorship Primary Election in Borno State under the All Progressives Congress (APC) and lost vis a vis your subsequent activities towards the APC and its members in the Ward, Local Government and State.

“The Ward Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress APC Limanti Ward, Maiduguri, Borno State, had observed the following activities with dismay: That you instituted various actions against the party in the following courts contrary to Article 21 (2) (XI) of the APC Constitution 2022 as amended.

“Federal High Court Maiduguri: Suit No. FHC/MG/CS/8/2019. Court of Appeal Jos Division: Appeal No. CA/J/174/2019. Supreme Court of Nigeria: Appeal No. SC/797/2019.

“Consistent engagement in acts that are inimical to the party and other anti-party activities, contrary to Article 21 (2) of the APC Constitution 2022 as amended.

“Gross indiscipline towards the party, contrary to Article 21 (2) of the APC Constitution 2022 as amended.

“In view of the foregoing, that you Hon. Barr. Mohammed Umara Kumalia of the APC Limanti Ward Maiduguri, Borno State, is hereby suspended from the party forthwith. Dated this 8th Day of August, 2022.”