ADC suspends 17 state chairmen, ex-national vice chairman

African Democratic Congress (ADC)

African Democratic Congress (ADC)

By Emmanuel Mogbede

African Democratic Congress (ADC) has suspended Alhaji Ibrahim Manzo, its former National Vice Chairman, North-East and 17 state chairmen for anti-party activities and utterances aimed at bringing the ADC to disrepute.

The party also appointed Dr Mani Ahmed, a presidential aspirant in 2015, as Chairman of its party’s Board of Trustees (BoT).

This is contained in statement jointly signed by the party’s National Chairman, Chief Ralph Nwosu and National Secretary, Alhaji Said Abdullahi on Wednesday in Abuja.

It said Ahmed emerged the party’s BoT chairman at the end of an emergency National Working Committee (NWC) and critical stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday.

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According to the statement, activities of the suspended officials contravene Article 15 of the party’s constitution.

“The party’s former chairman in Abia was expelled; replacement for the suspended state chairmen will be announced in due course,” it added.

The statement urged all ADC executives at ward, local government and state level to continue structuring the party at the grassroots for campaign take-off.

It encouraged the party candidates at all levels, not to be distracted by the activities of a few members, but to remain focused ahead of 2023 general elections. (NAN)

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