National Executive Committee of Allied Peoples Movement (APM) has passed a vote of no confidence on its Board of Trustees (BoT)
This was done on Saturday after NEC meeting at the party’s secretariat in Abuja presided over by the national chairman, Yusuf Manman Dantalle found the BoT guilty of deficiency.
A communique signed by the party’s 30 state chairmen after the meeting, said the BoT could not perform her official functions and was suspended in its entirety until further notice.
The party also passed a vote of confidence on the national chairman, Yusuf Manman Dantalle to continue to lead the party NWC.
Announcing the suspension Mr Dantalle said: “That after a thorough review of the constitutional structure, duties and activities of the Party’s Board of Trustees (BOT) as enshrined in Article 9 Section A2 (A-K) of APM Constitution, we have resolved that the BOT of our party as presently constituted is deficient, ineffective and cannot perform her official functions as clearly stated in our constitution and consequently, we have decided to unanimously pass a vote of no confidence and suspend the entire BOT until further notice”.
The party seems however to be ending into crisis as the BoT chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Musa Bagana, said the BOT sack is not unconnected with the accusation of diversion of over N16 million party’s fund against the national chairman, Yusuf Manman Dantalle.
Bagana, while alleging that his sack and that of the other BOT members was a smokescreen to cover-up the fraud perpetrated by the chairman, who had diverted over N16 million belonging to the party into his personal account.
Bagana said he remained the BoT chairman despite the vote of no confidence passed on him, adding that he cannot be removed by Dantalle whom he brought to the party.
He said: ” I am not suspended because i am a stakeholder of this party and no one can suspend me, i brought the national chairman.
“My offence to him is that, I always insist that he should carry his people along and there will be peace, he got money from Ogun State and he said there was no money for the party, where is the money going to, we have the record of party account and no money has ever been paid into it. Any money that comes in, he diverted it to his personal use”.
“For the nomination form, he diverted all the money in millions up to N16 million to his personal account from Anambra State”, he added.