Suspension was based on statements made by the Deputy Governor to journalists.
The Nasarawa State chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, on Monday announced the suspension of the deputy governor, Damishi Luka-Barau.
The decision was announced by the state Interim Chairman of the party, Standly Buba, at the APC secretariat, Lafia. He said the suspension followed a recent interview the deputy governor granted journalists in Abuja.
“The party faulted Luka-Barau over his comment in faulting the decision of the National Executive members of the party that its members at the national assembly should not sign any bill sent by the president. Why is he as a member of the party going against the decision of the national leadership of the same party that brought him to power,” Mr. Buba asked.
The party’s Interim Chairman said the decision to suspend Mr. Luka-Barau came from the deputy governor’s own ward, Ningo, in Akwanga Local Government Area.
He explained that the state interim committee members first received a letter from the interim executives of Mr. Luka-Barau’s ward, stating the ward’s decision to suspend the deputy governor from the party.
Mr. Buba disclosed that the party will set up a committee to investigate the deputy governor’s action.
“If the outcome of the committee indicts Luka-Barau, we will not have any other option than to expel him from the party,” he said.
Reacting, the Director of Press in the Deputy Governor’s office, Danjuma Joseph said, “I am not in an official position to say anything unless I get the permission of my boss. After all, he is not in the country; he is in America on an official assignment. This thing was done in his absence.”