Shekarau, Barau, Sha’aban, others petition APC headquarters over crisis in Kano
POLITICS DIGEST – An All Progressive Congress stakeholders forum from Kano State has petition the national headquarters of the party on the need for quick intervention the crisis bedeviling the party in the state.
Politics Digest reports that the petition addressed to the Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention of APC delivered on Wednesday, October 13, was signed by Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, ( Kano Central), Senator Barau Jibrin, (Kano North), Hon. Tijjani Abdulkadri Jobe (D/Tofa/Rimin Gado/Tofa Fed. Const.) and Hon. Nasiru Abduwa Gabasawa (Gezawa/Gabasawa Fed. Const.)
Others are, Hon. Barr. Haruna Dederi (Karaye/Rogo Fed. Const) , Hon. Sha’aban Sharada (Kano Municipal (Fed. Const.) and Alhaji Shehu Dalhatu, Chairman, Buhari Support Group.
Although sequel to the submission of the petition on Wednesday at the party headquarters, the group met at the residence of Senator Ibrahim Shekarua, in Abuja on Tuesday night.
However, at the continuation of the meeting on Wednesday, the senator representing Kano South, Kabiru Gaya, and a party chieftain Haruna Danzago who is also contesting the party chairmanship in the forthcoming APC state congress election scheduled for Saturday, backed out.
The forum said in the petition , that despite been a major stakeholder in the party in Kano, with their investment and contribution towards the successes recorded in the 2019 elections, the Senators from the state are never consulted nor carried along in almost every matter concerning the party.
“The enormity of our contributions can well be attested to, by all keen watchers of what transpired in Kano State during the 2019 elections which saw the return of the government of APC in Kano State.
“Soon after the 2019 elections however, we began to see the party drifting gradually into devastating problems mainly as a result of the failure of the leadership of the party to manage the divergent interests of the party members and leaders.
“The party leaders jettisoned all promises and undertakings of the carrying the party leaders/elders along in decision making on matters affecting the party, much less in the affairs of governance.
“Instead of strengthening fair and democratic internal party mechanism to address problems within the party through effective management of internal processes, the party leadership left every party issues simply in the hands of a certain group of very few individuals whose undemocratic mindset has thrown the party in to devastating crisis,” the statement reads.
The party leaders said in the petition that a sizeable number of critical stakeholders of the party are equally neither consulted nor carried along in party affairs,’’ said the petition.
It said appointees of the federal government from the state are also disregarded and rendered worthless by the state party leadership.
Therefore in the circumstances, the forum reject in totality, the purported congresses said to be carried out by the state party leadership at the ward and local government levels, because of its exclusiveness and flagrant violations of all known civilized norms, rules and party guidelines.
‘’We shall resist any attempt by the state party leadership to carry out state congress in the same exclusive and Kangaroo manner aimed at imposing party officers on the members of the party in the state.’’
The forum then urged the national leadership of the party to urgently take decisive steps to end the destructive tendencies manifestly exhibited in the management of the party affairs in Kano State.
‘’We want to assure the national leadership of our support , cooperation and commitment to peaceful resolution of the crisis.’’