Court Approves GOMBE FORMER GOV, GOJE Rustication From APC

A Federal High Court in Abuja has approved the rustication of former governor of Gombe State, Senator Mohammed Goje, from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Goje had earlier filed a suit to challenge his dismissal from the APC by the Kashere Ward Executive Committee of APC in the Gombe.

Goje was suspended in April and later dismissed from the All Progressive Congress.

He was dismissed over an allegation that he engaged in anti-party activities.

The former governor was accused of working against candidates of the party that contested the S’Assembly, governorship and N’Assembly elections.

He was also found guilty of contempt and disloyalty towards the party leadership in the State.

He was also accused of absence in all presidential and other local campaign events of the APC.

Kashere Ward Executive Committee of the party set up an investigative panel to investigate him.

The investigative panel was affirmed by the Ward Executives.

Goje was expelled from the party after the investigative panel submit their report.

The court sitting was presided over by Justice Obiora Egwuatu who dismissed the suit for want of merit.

Justice Egwuatu held that the ex governor failed to appear before an investigative committee formed by the party to look into allegations that were levelled against him, even after given enough opportunity to do so.

The court said there was enough proof of evidence which includes how he was summoned in a newspaper publication, to appear before the committee, with details of the meeting clearly stated.

Justice Egwuatu held that having deliberately shunned the invitation, he couldn’t allege that his right to fair hearing was violated.

Let Zebra News help your business/brand reach a wider audience. Advertise with us today! Contact Our Marketing Team; Tel: 08062622328, 07083662767. Email: