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Kaduna APC Crisis Deepens

Posted: Jun 4, 2016 at 4:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Shehu Sani, Senator representing Kaduna central district, and other key members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, have announced the formation of a new group within the party called APC Akida. Kaduna APC had been going through internal crisis resulting from a row between Senator Sani and Nasir El-Rufai, the state governor.

Sani had been accusing the governor of monopolising the party while supporters of El-Rufai charge the senator with anti-party activities. Tom Maiyashi, a top member of the party in the state, on Friday at a press conference disclosed that the new group would soon announce its leaders at all levels in the state. Maiyashi also said that the APC Akida would be a platform for

members of the APC to work for the progress of the party in the state. “We believe in playing responsible and constructive roles because the government appears to have shut out basic involvement of citizens in governance. “We came on board because our party structures do not exist or function in a manner prescribed by our party’s constitution. It does not protect the interests of our members, and one of our key goals is to help re-establish party structure at all levels,” he stated. He contended that the new group is not a faction of the APC but an alternative platform for members of the party to play their part in building a true APC in Kaduna State. Maiyashi said in the coming weeks, APC Akida would intensify its campaign to mobilise members to protect their legitimate interests.