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Taraba state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the denial of Barr. Muhammad Bello Mustapha as the substantive National Secretary of the party, alleging that the state is being marginalised in the affairs of APC.
In a statement by Ibrahim Tukur El Sudi, the party said it is surprising that despite Mustapha’s immense contributions to the party since the days of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) and his endorsement by the Taraba state chapter of the party and the North-West chapter of the party, he is being denied the opportunity to serve the party as National Secretary.
According to the party, it is surprising that months after the former occupant, Mai Mala Buni left the position, the party has refused to fill the post despite the general acceptance of Mustapha as the most qualified to fill it.
“The first condition of nature is justice and that very idea that every man deserves what is due to him has been the fulcrum which every civilized society revolves around. The search for justice is at the heart of the ruling All Progressives Congress’s search for a substantive National Secretary to replace the erstwhile Scribe H.E. Mai Mala Buni who resigned the Position in February in accordance with The APC Constitution to contest the Governorship of Yobe State which he eventually won”.
“More than six Months after Mai Mala vacated the office, the National Working Committee is still in search of a worthy successor to occupy the office and many contenders have staked their claims as to their eligibility for the coveted position”.
“Amongst these contenders, the case of Barr. M.B Mustapha has been most compelling and unassailable, being a core-Buharist and loyal party man.
Barr. Mustapha has not only paid his dues in contributing to the formation, survival and electoral successes of our great party but is also the most deserving, prepared and competent candidate to fill the office of the next National Secretary of our great party by virtue of his antecedents and visionary streak”.
“The Ahmadu Bello University trained lawyer cut his teeth in Student Union politics and has in the ensuing years become a political heavyweight in his native Taraba State and North Eastern Nigeria as a whole. He was the pioneer national youth leader of The Buhari Organization (TBO) and the Congress for Progressive Change‘s Gubernatorial Candidate Taraba State 2011 General elections”.
“Barr. M.B Mustapha also represents the hopes and aspirations of the good people of Taraba State who have been yearning for equitable representation in the national politics of our great party. It is without a doubt that Taraba is Unfairly and grossly marginalised by our party despite its enormous contributions to the party’s electoral successes”.
“When compared to other states in the North East Geo-Political zone like Borno. Bauchi, Adamawa, Yobe and Gombe States, there is a gulf of difference in appointments and representations from those adjoining States as compared to Taraba. It makes sense, therefore, that the Office of National Secretary of our great party be ceded or conceded to Barr MB Mustapha (Taraba) in the spirit of equity, justice, fairness, and inclusion, above all strict adherence to due process and doctrine of precedence”


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