The Senator Ibrahim Shekarau-led faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the proposals of the national leadership to resolve the crisis rocking the party’s Kano chapter.
Recall that Senator Shekarau’s faction, popularly called G-7, has been at loggerheads with Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s leadership of the party in the state leading to two parallel executives in the state.
Naija News reports that a Kano high court had also recognised Shekarau’s led faction as authentic.
In an attempt to resolve the crisis, the Mai Mala Buni led-APC National leadership met with both groups at the weekend, where a template was formulated to address the issues raised by both stakeholders.
It had thereafter set up a National/State Joint Supervisory Committee to implement the template with the committee to be headed by Governor Ganduje and assisted by Senator Shekarau.
But hours after the template was communicated to the groups, the Shekarau’s faction, in a letter titled “Re: Guidelines for the Harmonization of the Party Structure in Kano”, rejected it.
The group said: “We had anticipated that the communication from you would be reflective of the proposals and/or submissions made to you.
“Regrettably, however, your said letter to us never contained the proposals and/or submissions put forward by both sides, not even made reference to them.”
The signatories to the rejection letter include Senator Shekarau, Senator Barau Jibrin, House of Representative members, Tijjani Abdulkadir Jobe, Nasiru Abduwa Gabasawa, Haruna Dederi and Sha’aban Sharada, as well as the Chairman Buhari Support Group, Shehu Dalhatu.
Kano: Buni Meets Ganduje, Shekarau, Others Over APC Crisis
Recall that stakeholders of the APC in Kano State on Saturday met with the Chairman Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, over the lingering crisis in the party.
The meeting which was coordinated by Buni had in attendance, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Ibrahim Shekarau, Jibrin Barau and Kabir Gaya.
Buni in a statement released through his spokesperson on Saturday, Mamman Mohammed disclosed that members of the House of Representatives and other stakeholders were also in attendance.
It was further stated that the stakeholders in the state chapter had met with Buni twice, while the state Governor is attending the meeting for the first time.
Buni had the company of the Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle and Yakubu Dogara to resolve the difference between Ganduje and Shekarau factions.
The stakeholders while reacting to the meeting expressed satisfaction with the issues deliberated upon and pledged to resolve their differences to move the party forward.
Respite For Buni As Aggrieved APC Youths Withdraw Suit, Give Reason
Some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have withdrawn a suit seeking the sack of the National Chairman, Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CEOCPC) and Governor of Yobe State, Mai-Mala Buni.
On Monday the aggrieved members under the aegis of the Progressive Youth Movement (PYM) approached the Federal High Court, Abuja to formally apply for the discontinuance of the case.
Speaking with reporters outside the court premises, the leader of the movement, Princess Zahrah Mustapha-Audu, said members of the group came to the court to withdraw the case.