Again! ADC Suspends 17 State Chairmen, Ex-national Vice Chairman

By Damilare Adeleye
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Barely days after the suspension of its presidential candidate, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has again suspended Alhaji Ibrahim Manzo, its former National Vice Chairman, North-East along with 17 state chairmen.

According to the party, the Chieftains were suspended for anti-party activities and utterances aimed at bringing the ADC to disrepute.

The party has also appointed Dr Mani Ahmed, a presidential aspirant in 2015, as Chairman of its party’s Board of Trustees (BoT).

The development was disclosed in statement jointly signed by the party’s National Chairman, Chief Ralph Nwosu and National Secretary, Alhaji Said Abdullahi issued om Wednesday in Abuja.

The party disclosed that Ahmed emerged the party’s BoT chairman at the end of an emergency National Working Committee (NWC) and critical stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday.

It added that activities of the suspended officials contravene Article 15 of the party’s constitution.

“The party’s former chairman in Abia was expelled; replacement for the suspended state chairmen will be announced in due course,” the state partly read.

It also urged all ADC executives at ward, local government and state level to continue structuring the party at the grassroots for campaign take-off.

The party also encouraged the party candidates at all levels, not to be distracted by the activities of a few members, but to remain focused ahead of 2023 general elections.