The Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi has suspended a senior staffer identified as Raliya Kashim over her alleged involvement in partisan politics.

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According to NAN, Maimako Baraya, the spokesperson for the polytechnic, announced the institution’s verdict on the matter in a statement on Friday.

Baraya said Kashim was suspended for allegedly campaigning for the “APC’s presidential and governorship candidates using her WhatsApp page.”

The PRO said the academic’s action flouted the stipulations of the state public service.

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“The employee recently posted videos containing campaign materials of the presidential and the governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC),” he said.

“[This] is a clear violation of the code of ethics for public servants.

“The management of the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic wishes to categorically state that the institution is a professional entity governed by rules.

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“It shall leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all employees respect the laws of the institution.

“We wish to assure the general public that there would be no sacred cow and it will never be intimidated by the activities of political jobbers, fifth columnists, and enemies of the state.”

Kashim was the deputy general manager of consultancy services of the polytechnic before her suspension.

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