The leadership of All Progressives Congress, Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, has suspended the Commissioner for Land and Survey, Dr. Salihu Alizaga over alleged insubordination to the party in the area.

Chairman, Caretaker Committee, Mr. Malle Moses announced the suspension yesterday in Nasarawa Eggon, after he constituted a seven-man committee to investigate the allegation levelled against the Commissioner by the APC leadership of Nassarawa Eggon/Alizaga ward.

He claimed that the suspension of the Commissioner will pave way for a thorough investigation into his alleged insubordination to the party leadership in his ward.

“As you can see, we have received formal complaint/petition against Dr. Ahmed Salihu Alizaga from the APC leadership of his ward, Nassarawa Eggon/Alizaga.

“So, we 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.

Moses further urged the committee to do a thorough job in the interest of the party and for the overall development of the country.

Reacting, the Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Dr. Salihu Alizaga said that he was not aware of the suspension, noting that as the leader of the party in his local government area, the leadership of the party does not have the jurisdiction to suspend him.

According to him, “I am the leader of the party in the local government area so nobody has the right to suspend me. They can’t just sit down and say they have suspended me without inviting me for a meeting.

“I have not been invited by my ward on this matter. Nobody has given me a letter of invitation to go to my ward and have a meeting with them.

“By the constitution of the APC, the caretaker committee that is not a legally constituted authority cannot suspend any member not to talk of suspending the leader of the party in the local government area.”

Earlier, Mr Umar Dahiru, the Secretary, APC Nassarawa Eggon LGA, while reading the formal complaint/ petition against the commissioner, said that the commissioner has been interfering in the affairs of the party in his ward without the permission of the party.

Our Correspondent learned that Alhaji Mohammed Ubangari will serve as Chairman, Bala Moses as Secretary, while Yakubu Musa, Andoka Elijah, Mathew Duniya, Aminu Jibrin, Chris Yerima will serve as members of the committee.

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