Continuing turmoil in Taraba APC as delegates claim that allowances have not been paid
Another internal conflict is building as the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Taraba State continues to attempt to resolve its current dilemma.
The non-payment of allowances, according to certain party delegates attending the national conference, is the root of the conflict.
The state's affected delegates, who voiced outrage that the party was allegedly unable to pay them the allowances they were due following the convention, urged the national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, to urgently intervene by looking into the circumstances surrounding the payment delay.
The disgruntled delegates begged the party's national chairman to use his good offices to intervene on their behalf in a letter of complaint that was delivered to him on Thursday.
Muhammed Barau, Yahaya Mafindi, Rukayya Garba, and Farida Sani are among the displeased delegates who signed the complaint letter.
Emmanuel Saleh, Nasiru Baba Kararuwa, Ahmadu Ibrahim, Dinatu Danjuma, Hashimu Usman Adamu, Isma'ilu Aagyo, Zakari Maigari, and Johnson Lamba are some of the others.
“We would like to remind the chairman that all the individuals shortlisted in this letter were Taraba national delegates who were in Abuja for the 2022 national convention of the APC,” the delegates stated.
“We wish to emphasize that as members of the APC and strong followers of His Excellency Bola Ahmed Asiwaju, none of us had wasted his vote for any other candidate but Asiwaju himself the man we came to Abuja to vote for and we did vote for him,” one section of the complaint reads.
“We wish to sincerely and humbly express that the issue of the non-payment of our delegate's allowance should be looked at in the name of peace and progress of our party. It is obviously very bad the way and manner in which these acclaimed agents treated us for refusing to pay some of us,” the statement reads.
They pledged to go above and beyond the call of duty to obtain their allowances, claiming that the reasons for the refusal to do so are to transfer the money to personal accounts.
The group who felt wronged stated, “Normally, we would not have hesitated to comply if the action been a direction from the national management.”
To clear up any confusion, they said, “To establish the reality of the case, sir, we would respectfully invite the management with due respect, under your able leadership, to investigate the issue and the circumstances surrounding the grounds for withholding our payment.”