Thursday, 11 June 2015


A former commissioner of police in Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, yesterday, berated the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State over the suspension of some members of the party, describing the action as, “political intimidation which tantamount to comedy of error.”

The APC had in a radio broadcast announced the suspension of former Senator Joseph Waku, immediate past House of Representatives member for Makurdi/Guma federal constituency, Barr. Emmanuel JIme and 10 others from the party for failing to heed the party’s advice to withdraw cases they had filed before courts against the party’s preferred candidates in the recent general elections.

Tsav, while reacting to the suspension of the party stalwarts in Markurdi, said that considering the persons involved, it showed that there was arbitrariness and absence of internal democracy during the party’s primary polls in the state.

He said that the victims were right to seek legal redress in court, stressing that, “their suspension is grave injustice and political intimidation which tantamount to comedy of error.”
Tsav asked: “Is that how the APC will conduct its affairs? Is there no justice and fairness in the party? Are we developing or encouraging arbitrariness, nepotism and corruption in the party?”

He said that the just concluded elections of principal officers of the National Assembly revealed that all was not well within the party, arguing that the emergence of Bukola Saraki as the Senate president and Yakubu Dogara as speaker showed they were popular among their colleagues.

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