The Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAPOLY) has suspended a staff for posting the campaign programme of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Raliya Kashim, a senior staff member of the Bauchi State-owned Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, has been suspended for campaigning for the presidential and governorship candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The letter announcing the suspension was signed by the Polytechnic’s spokesperson, Maimako Baraya.
The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governs Bauchi State.
Mr. Kashim is the Polytechnic’s deputy general manager of consultancy services.
Mr. Baraya stated in the letter that Mr. Kashim was aware that the state’s public service rule prohibits civil servants from participating in partisan politics.
“The employee recently posted videos containing campaign materials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential and governorship candidates, which is a clear violation of the code of ethics for public servants,” he said.
“The management of the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic wishes to state categorically that the institution is a professional entity governed by rules, and it will go to any length to ensure that all employees respect the institution’s laws.”
“We wish to assure the general public that there will be no sacred cow and that it will never be intimidated by the activities of political operatives, fifth columnists, and state enemies,” he said.
The institution stated in a separate letter signed by Mr. Baraya that Mr. Kashim’s suspension was not politically motivated.
Mr. Kashim did not return calls or messages left on his cell phone seeking comment.
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