The Social Democratic Party (SDP) National body has recommended for immediate suspension of its Kogi State Chapter Chairman, Muktar Atima.
While passing the vote of no confidence on the party leader, SDP said the decision is hinged on what it described as kangaroo congress organised by the suspended National deputy chairman (North), Dr Abdul Ahmed Isiaq.
The decision was further linked to their involvement in anti-party activities and sabotaging State and National body, a move they said is against the party’s constitution.
“We welcome you to this all important event conveyed to set the record straight as to the happenings in our dear party, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Kogi state chapter.
“We state as follows: That following the failed mutiny against our National leaders, by a group of ill-informed elements on the 22nd of January 2022 at some location in Abuja at a kangaroo NEC meeting organized by the now suspended National Deputy Chairman(North), Dr. Abdul Ahmed Isiaq of which the state chairman in person of Alhaji Mouktar Atima played an active part in, and their consequent condescending to anti-party activities and sabotaging National and State efforts of the party through connivance and collusion with spoilers, conveys gross incompetence, dishonesty, disloyalty, and a lack of integrity as against sections 19 (1) and 19 (2) of the constitution of the party as amended.”
“We the members of the State Executive Committee of the party, on this day, 29th January 2022, hereby find them unfit to lead the party again against this background, as such.’
“We have passed a ‘VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE’ on him and recommended his immediate suspension by the National body according to section 18 (4) and 19 (7) of the constitution of the party as amended.
“Furthermore, Hon. Moses Peters has been unanimously adopted to assume the duty of acting chairman for the remainder of the tenure according to section 12 (3) of the constitution of the SDP as amended, ” the leadership said.