‘Why Rep Kofa was sanctioned’
By Usman Gwadabe
Kano State APC Working Committee has said that the representative of Bebeji/Kiru Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa was suspended for 12 months for disloyalty and insubordination as he was found working for PDP during and after the 2019 elections in his costituency.
The State APC Deputy Chairman, Alhaji Shehu Maigari said this in an exclusive telephone interview with The Triumph yesterday, disclosing that “there were written and oral evidences that Kofa worked against the APC. “Actually what really brought about the suspension of Rep. Kofa was his anti-party activities in Bebeji Local Government Area (his constituency) during and after the 2019 general elections.
“As a result of that, the APC of the Council inaugurated a Fact-finding Committee on the matter and after the Committee had submitted the report, the APC in the local government deliberated on the findings and found him guilty on all the accusations levelledagainst him,” Maigari explained.
The offences according to the Committee, violate some provisions of the party’s Constitution which comprises: Article 21, paragraph A (ii), (v), (vii) and (xi). “Therefore,” the Deputy Chairman said “when they brought the issue before the State APC Working Committee, in our capacity to do justice, we also met and deliberated on all the accusations against him.
“However, we now felt there is nothing we can do except to follow same line of 12 months suspension as initiated by the APC of his constituency. But, the State APC Working Committee is considering taking tougher punishments (measures) against him,” Maigari emphasised.
On speculation that Kofa is planning to dump his National Assembly seat for other personal engagements, Maigari said he was not aware of the development but noted that even if it is so “that will not affect the party’s popularity or fortunes in any way