Crisis as zonal women leader accuses APC’s national vice chair of fraud

By Musa Madobi, Kano

There is tension in the North-west zone of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as Zonal Women Leader, Hajiya Aisha Kaita has levied allegations of misappropriation of campaign fund and office furniture fund against the party’s Vice Chairman, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir.

Kaita also alleged that Abdulkadir has opened and single-handedly operates a bank account in the name of the North-west zonal executive committee without the knowledge and inputs of other members as he is alleged to be the sole signatory.

Kaita however demanded immediate investigation of Inuwa Abdulkadir by the national of the party while addressing newsmen at the weekend.

She said, the Vice Chairman has rendered the zonal office of the party non-functional.

“I have it on good authority that the Zonal Vice Chairman in person of Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir single handedly opened and operates a Bank Account in the name of the North West Zonal Committee with him as the sole signatory to the account in total violation of article 23 (iii) of the party’s constitution.

“Furthermore, as an elected member of the Zonal Committee, I am aware that the Presidential Campaign Council Funds that was meant for the zone was misappropriated by the Zonal Vice Chairman.

“Similarly, the N21 million given by the national secretariat for the zonal office furniture was also misappropriated by him and this has rendered the zonal office not to be functional. This is clearly not acceptable especially when we consider the relentless efforts of Mr. President on war against corrupt practices.

“In view of the Zonal Vice Chairman’s flagrant abuses of the party’s funds, as well as his lukewarm attitude and partisanship towards resolving the crisis within the two states of Kaduna and Kano. After several entreaties, I strongly feel his actions are unbecoming and therefore dissociate myself from any liability of his financial misappropriation as well as his undemocratic tendencies that have time without number trampled on the constitutional provisions of our party”, she said.

The Zonal Women Leader however called on the National secretariat of the party to take immediate action by setting up a panel to investigate the Vice Chairman’s ‘financial recklessness’ and other unconstitutional actions.

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