The Kaduna State All Progressives Congress (APC) Justice Forum has frowned on the recent removal of Andrew Yakubu as the Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The group, in a statement signed by Mr Mohammed Soba and made available to newsmen in Kaduna, on Sunday, said it was the height of betrayal of the people of Kaduna State and particularly the Southern Kaduna senatorial distict that stood firmly behind the PDP since 1999.
“We are aware that Mr Yakubu had planned to organise a solidarity rally for President Jonathan in Southern Kaduna senatorial district last Saturday without involving the vice-president, Kaduna State governor and the Senator representing Southern Kaduna senatorial district.
“The unceremonious removal of Mr Yakubu has exposed the contradictions within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), “No reason was adduced for Yakubu’s removal because none could be justified in view of the fact that Yakubu has one more year for his tenure to expire either by reason of reaching the mandatory 60 years of age or putting in 35 years in service.”
“The Kaduna APC Justice Forum, therefore, condemns the premature removal of Mr Yakubu, which portrays the PDP as unjust to the political solidarity and patronage it enjoys from the good people of Southern Kaduna.”