From Abel Leonard, Lafia
Leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, says it has suspended the state Commissioner for Land and Survey, Dr Salihu Alizaga over insubordination to the party in the area.
Mr. Malle Moses, Chairman, Caretaker Committee who made the announcement said the suspension come to bear after he constituted a seven-man committee to investigate the allegation levelled against the commissioner by the APC Leadership of Nasarawa Eggon/Alizaga ward.
He explained that the suspension of the commissioner was to make a way for thorough investigation into his alleged insubordination to party leadership in his ward.
“As you can see, we have received formal complaint/ petition against Hon Dr Ahmed Salihu Alizaga from the APC leadership of Nasarawa Eggon/ Alizaga ward, that is his ward.
“We have decided to constitute a seven man committee to investigate the allegation levelled against the commissioner by the party leadership of his ward.
“It is in view of this that we the leadership of the party at the local government level decided to suspend the commissioner pending the outcome of the investigation on his alleged insubordination,” he said.
Mr. Moses appealed to the committee to do a thorough job in the interest of the party and for the overall development of the country while asking stakeholders of the party in the area to work in unity in order to take the party to the greater height.
Speaking Earlier, the Secretary, APC , Nasarawa Eggon local government Mr Umar Dahiru while reading the formal complaint/ petition against the commissioner said that the commissioner has being interfering in the affairs of the party in his ward without the permission of the party.
The petition letter was read by the Secretary through Mr Danjuma Haruna, the Assistant youth leader, APC, Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area.
The petition reads,” Sir, it is on record that we are severally invited Dr. Salihu Ahmed Alizaga, the Hon Commissioner for Land and Survey for party meetings at ward level ( Nasarawa Eggon / Alizaga ward) and he never attended one on our invitation.
“When we approached him for not coming to the part meeting, he will always said as far am concerned, I am the leader of the party from ward to the Local government level being the Hon. Commissioner representing the good people of Nasarawa Eggon LGA.
“The last incident happened which necessitated us to write this complain is within your knowledge.
“On Saturday, the 17th day of July, 2021 the critical stakeholders of our great party ( APC) at the Local Government level summons a meeting in Nasarawa Eggon under your leadership to see how to agree on a consensus candidate at the forthcoming Local government election.
“The Hon Commissioner whom he claimed to be party leader in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government with other stakeholders he mentioned in media were also invited in the meeting but they refused to attend the meeting.
” We, therefore, humbly wish to place on record that the conduct/ actions of the Hon Commissioner is not only wrong but totally illegal, unconstitutional for our great party and it is therefore unacceptable,” he said.
In a swift response, Mr Bala Moses, who is the Secretary of the investigative committee promised to discharged their duties without fear of favour, adding that members of the party should avail to the committee useful information that would assist them do a good job.
According to report, the committee members include, Alhaji Mohammed Ubangari as Chairman of the committee, Yakubu Musa, Andoka Elijah, Mathew Duniya, Aminu Jibrin, Chris Yerima as members of the committee.