Shekarau’s faction of Kano APC rejects national exco’s reconciliation decision


By Ismail Auwal

Ibrahim Shekarau’s faction of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has rejected the leadership harmonization guidelines proposed by the party’s national leadership.

In response to “The Guidelines for the Harmonization of the Party Structure in Kano State” issued by the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the parry, the faction said the letter did not even mention the proposals put forward by the two factions in the crisis.

The response said, in part that,“You may wish to recall that since the commencement of the reconciliation moves, several meetings were held at your instance and submissions made by both sides relating to the proposed composition of harmonized leadership of our party in Kano State at all levels.”

“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, nor even made specific reference to them.”

It also expressed its dismay, saying “Furthermore, to our utter dismay and disenchantment, the letter had even gone viral in the social media emanating from Kano State Government circles even before reaching us, mischievously paraded as conclusive evidence that the party would be surrendered to the “H.E. Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje faction.”

In its resolution for rejection, the Shekarau led faction said, “In the circumstances therefore, we are constrained to notify you Sir, that the entirety of the content of your letter is totally unacceptable to us.”

APC in Kano State got entangled in crisis after Abdullahi Abbas was purportedly returned as the consensus chairman of the party in the state.

A group of 7 aggrieved party members led by Senator Ibrahim Shekarau kicked against the declaration and went ahead to announce Alhaji Ahmadu Zago as the duly elected chairman of the party.

The crisis culminated in a court case that granted relief for the Shekarau’s faction upholding the election of Zago as the chairman of the party.

National Caretaker committee waded into the crisis which led to the harmonization proposal and appointment of a committee whose membership includes the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and a senator, Abba Ali, to oversee the harmonisation of party structures and ensure consensus.

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